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The purpose

One of the distinct challenges faced by emerging adults with HIV is the transition of their care from their long-term pediatric HIV provider to treatment within an adult HIV program. The consequences of an unsuccessful transition can range from difficult to catastrophic. The Adolescent to Adult Patient-centered HIV Transition (ADAPT) Study is a prospective cohort trial of an innovative intervention targeting gaps in care that are major drivers of loss in the ART continuum of care cascade among adolescents and increasing missed opportunities to engage adolescents into care. The specific aims of ADAPT are: 1. To inform strategies for transition services in resource-limited settings; 2. To examine the developmental, clinical, and other factors that predict a successful transition; and, 3. To gain fundamental insight on implementation barriers among African adolescents through the application of the ego-network defined social support that will inform targets for structured intervention. ADAPT will be conducted in central, southern, and northern Nigeria at selected PEPFAR sites supported by the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria. To address Aim 1 the investigators will conduct six focus groups including: Adolescent patients, parents and health care providers. To address aim 2, the investigators will conduct a cluster randomized clinical trial. The two interventions are based on prior evidence-informed engagement strategies: 1) educational interventions and 2) interventions that use a peer transition advocate who prepares the adolescent and their parents for transition. The investigators will enroll 300 patients (150 patients in each arm). The sites will be assigned to either the intervention arm or a control arm. The primary outcome will be successful transition, keeping two follow-up appointments within a nine months period following transition. Secondary outcomes, as recommended by focus group participants will also be measured. To examine the potential role of social network components and characteristics of both egos and alters on primary outcomes, a Generalized Estimating Equation (GEE) approach will be used to explore the associations between primary outcomes and factors at the ego, alter, and network levels. The finding from this study will guide institution of best practices for transitioning adolescents in Nigeria and other countries lower and middle income countries with similar challenges and potential for high impact.

Provided treatments

  • Other: PEPFAR Enhanced Standard of Care (PESCA)
  • Behavioral: Peer Transition Advocate (PTA)

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02872805. The sponsor of the trial is University of Maryland, Baltimore and it is looking for 298 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Adolescent to Adult Patient-centered HIV Transition (ADAPT) Study