Text Me, Girl!: Transgender-Specific Text Messaging to Support Care Engagement

IHIP

Text Me, Girl! is a 90-day theory-based, transgender-specific, automated text-messaging intervention designed to improve engagement, retention, and health outcomes along with HIV care continuum. The desired outcome is viral suppression among transgender women with HIV, aged 19-34, who are not linked to care, not retained in care, not prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART), non-adherent to ART, or not virologically suppressed. The intervention serves to remind, educate, motivate, and encourage behaviors supporting retention in care and medication adherence.

This package of training and implementation tools was developed to assist Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) sites and other organizations/clinics to implement the Text Me, Girl! intervention.

Implementation Guide

The Text Me, Girl! Implementation guide includes:

  • Intervention steps at-a-glance to provide an overview of featured activities.
  • Resource checklists outlining necessary capacity for replication.
  • Staffing table with personnel overviews.
  • Narrative sections to walk readers through process for replication.

The intervention was initially implemented in a RWHAP-funded site, so those recipients who may be seeing similar populations, and who are facing similar challenges, may also benefit.

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