Is your clinic looking for more resources for patients living with HIV struggling to take their ART?  The AllyQuest app may be able to help!

AllyQuest is an NIH-funded medication adherence trial being run by the Behavior and Technology Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill. AllyQuest is an interactive mobile phone intervention for HIV+ YMSM and TWSM that utilizes social networking, game-based mechanics and a story-based framework to guide behavior change. Grounded in Social Cognitive Theory, narrative communication and the principles of persuasive technology, the intervention is designed to capitalize on social involvement and target the identified barriers to care among newly diagnosed youth, namely low HIV literacy, lack of support, and internalized stigma. This study does not include a control group; all participants get an active adherence support intervention.

Eligibility Criteria: View eligibility criteria here on


AllyQuest enrollments are currently on hold while we finish updating the app. Pilot RCT enrollment is anticipated to begin fall 2019 – check back in a few weeks for more information. If you would like to leave your contact information  for us to reach out to you, please click here.


For questions, contact the Project Manager: Kelly Knudtson, MPH | | 919-962-4640
Principal Investigators: Kate Muessig, PhD (PI); Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH (m-PI)