RxPix is a study comparing new and different ways of measuring how closely someone takes their HIV medications as prescribed. This is also called “medication adherence.” If you are living with HIV and taking HIV medication, you may be eligible to participate in this paid study. Your participation will help us learn how to make HIV medications work better for everyone and how people can live longer healthier lives with HIV.
Why is this study being done?
Where will the study take place?
How long will I be in the study?
Will I be paid?
Can I back out of the study at any time?
Will information about me be kept private?
Who funds the study?
How can I find out more?
The purpose of this study is to compare new ways of measuring HIV medication adherence remotely using cell phones, computers, and hair samples. We will compare four different ways of measuring adherence: using self-report, pharmacy refill dates, pill counts, and testing medication levels in hair.
This study is completely remote, and can be done in your home or at a private location of your choosing.
Participation in the study will take a total of 4-5 hours over a period of 6 months.
Yes, participants who enroll in our study can earn money for completing study activities on time over the 6 month period. Payment details will be explained at the beginning of the study.
Yes, participants in any research study have the right to leave at any time without fear of retaliation or damaging relationships. Just tell the study researchers or staff right away if you wish to stop being in the study.
Your privacy is very important and we will do our best to make sure that the personal information gathered for this study is kept private. However, we cannot guarantee total privacy. Your personal information may be given out if required by law. If information from this study is published or presented at scientific meetings, your name and other personal information will not be used. We will only use your hair samples to test for levels of HIV medication, and only with your permission.
This study is funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant (R21 MH108414).
If you are interested in joining the study or if you have any questions, you can contact us.