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A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of sexual health clinic based automated text message reminders on testing of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men in China: protocol for the T2T Study.
BMJ Open. 2017 07 10; 7(7):e015787.BO

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The frequency of screening for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) is still low in China.

METHODS AND ANALYSIS

A sexual health clinic based randomised controlled trial will be conducted in Guangzhou, Wuxi and Shenzhen, China, enrolling 600 MSM. Eligibility will be judged by the pre-programed iPad based questionnaire: (1) age ≥18 years and (2) have had two or more male anal sex partners, or condomless anal sex with a casual male sex partner, or an STI history, in the past 6 months, and (3) provides a valid mobile phone number. Eligible men will be randomly allocated 1:1 to the intervention arm (with monthly text messages reminding them to test for HIV/STIs) or to the control arm (with no reminders). Men in both arms will complete a questionnaire onsite at enrolment and after 12 months, and another questionnaire online at 6 months. Men in both arms will be tested for HIV, syphilis, anal gonorrhoea/chlamydia and penile gonorrhoea/chlamydia at enrolment and at 12 months. The primary outcome is the rate and frequency of HIV testing within the 12 months after enrolment. The secondary outcome is the rate of unprotected anal intercourse. An assessment of the cost effectiveness of this intervention is also planned.

ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION

The study has been approved by the ethical review committees of the University of New South Wales, Australia (HC16803), the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Skin Disease and STI Control (GDDHLS-20160926) and the Wuxi Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (WXCDC2016009), China. Study findings will be submitted to academic journals and disseminated to local health authorities.

TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER

Chinese Clinical Trial Registry at: http://www.chictr.org.cn/showprojen.aspx?proj=15752 and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform at: http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/Trial2.aspx?TrialID=ChiCTR-IOR-16009304.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.Department of Infectious Disease Control, Wuxi Municipal Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuxi, China.Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Guangdong Provincial Dermatology Hospital, Guangzhou, China.Department of Infectious Disease Control, Wuxi Municipal Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuxi, China.Department of Infectious Disease Control, Wuxi Municipal Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuxi, China.Nanshan District Centre for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen, China.Nanshan District Centre for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention, Shenzhen, China.Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Guangdong Provincial Dermatology Hospital, Guangzhou, China.Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Guangdong Provincial Dermatology Hospital, Guangzhou, China.Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Guangdong Provincial Dermatology Hospital, Guangzhou, China.Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Guangdong Provincial Dermatology Hospital, Guangzhou, China.Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Guangdong Provincial Dermatology Hospital, Guangzhou, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28698334

Citation

Zou, Huachun, et al. "A Randomised Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Impact of Sexual Health Clinic Based Automated Text Message Reminders On Testing of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Who Have Sex With Men in China: Protocol for the T2T Study." BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 7, 2017, pp. e015787.
Zou H, Meng X, Grulich A, et al. A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of sexual health clinic based automated text message reminders on testing of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men in China: protocol for the T2T Study. BMJ Open. 2017;7(7):e015787.
Zou, H., Meng, X., Grulich, A., Huang, S., Jia, T., Zhang, X., Luo, Z., Ding, Y., Yang, L., Huang, J., Chen, W., Zheng, H., & Yang, B. (2017). A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of sexual health clinic based automated text message reminders on testing of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men in China: protocol for the T2T Study. BMJ Open, 7(7), e015787. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015787
Zou H, et al. A Randomised Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Impact of Sexual Health Clinic Based Automated Text Message Reminders On Testing of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Who Have Sex With Men in China: Protocol for the T2T Study. BMJ Open. 2017 07 10;7(7):e015787. PubMed PMID: 28698334.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the impact of sexual health clinic based automated text message reminders on testing of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men in China: protocol for the T2T Study. AU - Zou,Huachun, AU - Meng,Xiaojun, AU - Grulich,Andrew, AU - Huang,Shujie, AU - Jia,Tianjian, AU - Zhang,Xuan, AU - Luo,Zhenzhou, AU - Ding,Yi, AU - Yang,Ligang, AU - Huang,Jinmei, AU - Chen,Weiying, AU - Zheng,Heping, AU - Yang,Bin, Y1 - 2017/07/10/ PY - 2017/7/13/entrez PY - 2017/7/13/pubmed PY - 2018/5/2/medline KW - HIV KW - Men who have sex with men KW - Reminder KW - STI KW - Sexual health clinic KW - Text message service SP - e015787 EP - e015787 JF - BMJ open JO - BMJ Open VL - 7 IS - 7 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The frequency of screening for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) is still low in China. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A sexual health clinic based randomised controlled trial will be conducted in Guangzhou, Wuxi and Shenzhen, China, enrolling 600 MSM. Eligibility will be judged by the pre-programed iPad based questionnaire: (1) age ≥18 years and (2) have had two or more male anal sex partners, or condomless anal sex with a casual male sex partner, or an STI history, in the past 6 months, and (3) provides a valid mobile phone number. Eligible men will be randomly allocated 1:1 to the intervention arm (with monthly text messages reminding them to test for HIV/STIs) or to the control arm (with no reminders). Men in both arms will complete a questionnaire onsite at enrolment and after 12 months, and another questionnaire online at 6 months. Men in both arms will be tested for HIV, syphilis, anal gonorrhoea/chlamydia and penile gonorrhoea/chlamydia at enrolment and at 12 months. The primary outcome is the rate and frequency of HIV testing within the 12 months after enrolment. The secondary outcome is the rate of unprotected anal intercourse. An assessment of the cost effectiveness of this intervention is also planned. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The study has been approved by the ethical review committees of the University of New South Wales, Australia (HC16803), the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Skin Disease and STI Control (GDDHLS-20160926) and the Wuxi Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (WXCDC2016009), China. Study findings will be submitted to academic journals and disseminated to local health authorities. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry at: http://www.chictr.org.cn/showprojen.aspx?proj=15752 and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform at: http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/Trial2.aspx?TrialID=ChiCTR-IOR-16009304. SN - 2044-6055 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28698334/A_randomised_controlled_trial_to_evaluate_the_impact_of_sexual_health_clinic_based_automated_text_message_reminders_on_testing_of_HIV_and_other_sexually_transmitted_infections_in_men_who_have_sex_with_men_in_China:_protocol_for_the_T2T_Study_ L2 - https://bmjopen.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=28698334 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -