Tough Talks

Tough Talks is a virtual-reality based intervention program intended to help young people living with HIV practice disclosing their status to their sexual partners. This program is not intended to get people to disclose their status to everyone in their life, but rather to help them decide who to disclose to, how to do it, and how to prepare for the outcome. The whole app consists of four sections, or modules, each focused on a different aspect of disclosure. Utilizing choose-your-own-adventure style games, informational and skills-building activities, and virtual-reality disclosure sessions, users can practice disclosing their status to avatars representing real-life people in different scenarios, experiencing a wide variety of outcomes from support, acceptance, confusion, and rejection.

Eligibility Criteria: View eligibility criteria here on the website

Project Manager: Kelly Knudtson, MPH
Principal Investigators: Margo Adams Larsen, PhD; Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH; Kate Muessig, PhD