3T (Tune In, Turn On, Turn Up!)
ETR served as an external evaluator for an NIH-funded project awarded to dfusion, Inc. to develop and test an HIV prevention intervention for young Black men attracted to men ages 14-19. The intervention is a mobile app delivered sexual health promotion program that includes 36 interactive activities including resource maps, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) content, and an asynchronous communication forum. The app helps participants to become clearer about what they do/don’t want to do sexually, to communicate their choices. It also focuses on ways to increase healthy relationships and enhance sexual experience if having sex while reducing HIV/STI risk. The evaluation featured an individual randomized controlled trial. Participants were randomized to receive the 3T app or access to a general health materials website. Participants controlled how often and when they engaged with the materials. Surveys were collected before using the materials and 3-months after the baseline survey from all participants choosing to complete them.