SHARC Congratulates Dr. Preeti Manavalan on her K23 AWARD!

Title: Adaptation and implementation of a behavioral mHealth intervention to reduce anxiety and depression and end the HIV epidemic in the rural South.

Aim 1: Seek stakeholder perspectives on a behavioral intervention that integrates community health worker-delivered counseling for anxiety and depression and mHealth support for HIV care engagement.

Aim 2: Adapt a community health worker-delivered counseling intervention for mHealth delivery to reduce anxiety and depression and promote HIV care engagement.

Aim 3: Pilot test the adapted intervention with a type 1 hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial to evaluate implementation outcomes and preliminary effectiveness.

This project aims to expand access to mental health care for PLWH and has the potential to improve HIV care engagement, antiretroviral adherence and maximize viral suppression in underserved settings throughout Florida.