Skip to Main Content

Using Smart Phones to Understand the Link Between Social and Geographical Context and HIV Risk Behavior Among MSM (GPS and Health)

  • Study HIC#:2000021580
  • Last Updated:07/15/2021

MVMNT is an mobile app centered study with the goal of learning more about how people and places impact the health of young men who have sex with men.

  • Age18 years - 34 years
  • GenderMale only
  • Start Date09/01/2019
  • End Date08/31/2022

Trial Purpose and Description

This study explores novel methods to assess how geographic and social contexts create unique profiles of risk for emerging adult HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM). HIV risk behaviors (sexual risk, substance use) are heavily influenced by geographic and social context of the neighborhoods that people live and frequent (e.g., crime; poverty; density of liquor stores, parks, churches, clinics). 

Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for volunteers who identify as men between 18 – 30 years, who are HIV negative and have male sexual partners, living in small towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. 

Principal Investigator


For more information about this study, contact:

Or contact the Help us Discover team on: