Know@Home is a four-part, nation-wide study that aimed to evaluate the use and effectiveness of self-test kits as a public health strategy for increasing HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM). The study sought to enroll 300 known HIV-positive men and 3,200 men who report their HIV status as negative or unaware from the 12 cities with the highest HIV prevalence in the United States (Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, the District of Columbia, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and San Juan).
Men were enrolled into one of three groups: (1) intervention group, (2) comparison group (standard of care), or (3) HIV-positive group. All participants took a baseline survey, and the intervention group and HIV-positive group received four rapid HIV test kits – two oral fluid tests and two finger-stick blood tests. Men completed short follow-up surveys at regular intervals throughout the study.
Principal Investigators: AD McNaghten, PhD, MHSA (Emory University); Rob Stephenson, PhD (Emory University); Patrick Sullivan, DVM, PhD (Emory University)
Co-Investigators: Brian Mustanski, PhD; Michael Newcomb, PhD; Mary Ann Chiasson, DrPH (Columbia University); Sabina Hirshfield, PhD (Public Health Solutions); Kate Winskell, PhD (Emory Rollins School of Public Health)
Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention