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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Positive STEPS – a randomized controlled efficacy trial of an adaptive intervention for strengthening adherence to antiretroviral HIV treatment among youth: study protocol

Inclusion Criteria Exclusion Criteria
1) 16–29 years old (inclusive) Enrolled in another ART adherence intervention study
2) HIV-infected (verified at baseline)
3) Taking/prescribed ART ≥3 months Unable to give informed consent due to mental/physical illness, cognitive limitation, or substance intoxication
4) Self-reported difficulties (< 90%) adhering to ART in past month (i.e., missed ≥4 doses in past month OR ≥ 1 dose in past week)
5) Owns/has daily access to a cell phone Planning to move outside the Providence/Chicago area within 1 year
6) Lived in the Providence/Chicago area ≥ 3 months