This is an open-trial pilot study in which adult methadone maintenance treatment patients
who are living with HIV but are not engaged in HIV primary care (i.e., missed appointments,
non-adherence to medication) will be recruited to participate in a HIV primary care
engagement study. The purpose of this study is to develop and test the feasibility and
acceptability of a mobile phone-based health (mHealth) text messaging intervention to
improve engagement in HIV primary care among substance abusing populations with HIV.
- Client of a methadone maintenance treatment program
- HIV positive (status confirmed by medical records)
- At least 18 years of age
- English speaking
- Comfortable using a mobile phone (to send and receive text messages)
- Lives in New York City
- Willingness to attend at least two design sessions
- Willingness to attend one usability testing session, and participate in a
post-usability survey and exit interview.