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Bruthas

Bruthas is a research project seeking heterosexual-identified Black men, 18 years and older, who have been curious or have messed around with another dude, to participate in a study that examines personal experiences related to HIV risk. Those who qualify will be enrolled in our research study and receive $35 each time seen.

  • For more information about our free HIV testing or how you can qualify for our paid survey, call (510) 467-8432 or (510) 874-7850, x 132.

CAPS Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Study

We are recruiting 30 medical providers and 30 MSM and transgender community members in San Francisco, Alameda, and Los Angeles Counties to participate in semistructured, in-depth interviews. Specifically, we are looking for 10 medical providers and 10 community members in each county, a total of 60 participants. All participants will be compensated for their time.

Duo Project

Are you a man in a relationship with another man? Are you or your partner on HIV meds? Call today for interviews about HIV-related issues. Earn up to $120 per couple per visit.

  • Please call toll-free (877) DUO-6292 or (415) 597-9322.

Hermanos de Luna y Sol

If you are Latino and gay, bisexual, or transgender, come to share your experience with us. The only person missing is you! We invite you to discover all that we have in common. Dinner is served, and all that’s needed is for you to join our gatherings.

Si eres Latino, Gay, Bisexual, o Transgénero, ven a compartir con nosotros. ¡Solo faltas tú! Te invitamos a descubrir qué tenemos en común. La cena ya está servida, y sólo falta que tú te incorpores a nuestras conversaciones.

  • Call (415) 552-1013, x212

PATH

Are you HIV+ and not on meds? The PATH Project prepares HIV+ men and women who, based on current treatment guidelines, should be but are not currently taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). The immediate goal of the intervention is to address obstacles to ART uptake. The intervention consists of a one-on-one meeting followed by a small group session led by cross-disciplinary experts and peers, and a follow-up one-on-one session. A booster session will be provided either at 6 months if a participant has not initiated ART or at the first sign of initiating ART. You can earn cash for participating.

  • For more information or to enroll, please call (415) 632-5030.

Project Relate: Men Recently Released from Prison

If you are a man who was recently released from prison and who is in a relationship with a woman, OR if you are a woman in a relationship with a man who was recently released from prison, you may be eligible to participate in a research study about what life is like for couples during and after a man’s incarceration. We are trying to learn more about how couples communicate and what kinds of experiences couples have while a man is “inside” and when he returns to the community.

If you are eligible, we will interview you and the person you are in a relationship with. We will pay you $50 each for your participation. You will come to an appointment together, but we will talk to you separately. We will ask you questions about yourself (such as your housing and employment situation), your experiences being incarcerated or visiting incarcerated people, your experiences with substance use, and the emotional and sexual aspects of your relationship. Everything you say will be kept strictly confidential.

  • For more information about this study and to find out if you are eligible, please call (415) 597-9367.

UFO

The UFO Study encompasses multiple research studies that measure the seroprevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV in injection drug users under the age of 30.

  • Please call UFO toll-free at (888) 829-6884 (888-UC-YOUTH).

For service providers

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

After two years of work focused on HIV prevention in California, the Center of Excellence is expanding the scope of breadth of our work. We are now the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. Our expanded mission builds on our strengths in capacity building, formative research, training, and community mobilization. In addition to the many resources on our website, we offer FREE trainings and consultations in Spanish and in English:

  • Professional intermediate-level and advanced-level trainings that we create, implement, and evaluate are tailored to your specific organizational and health provider needs. These trainings may range in length from 2 hours to 2 days.
  • Consultations or technical assistance to enhance programming, build capacity, and better conduct effective research and interventions are offered for health professionals serving trans people throughout California. Our consultations may be conducted in person, by phone, or by email.

MPowerment

The MPowerment Project is currently being replicated across the U.S. Please visit the MPowerment website to learn more about the most appropriate materials and services for your organization.

Transistions

The Transitions Project provides capacity building and technical assistance to community-basaed organizations and health departments throughout the U.S. to promote knowledgeable, sensitive, and effective HIV/AIDS prevention for transgender communities of color and HIV+ transgender people.

For medical providers

CAPS Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Study

We are recruiting 30 medical providers and 30 MSM and transgender community members in San Francisco, Alameda, and Los Angeles Counties to participate in semistructured, in-depth interviews. Specifically, we are looking for 10 medical providers and 10 community members in each county, a total of 60 participants. All participants will be compensated for their time.

Last modified: November 20, 2012