Join a Study

For participants

DuoPACT Study

Are you in a male couple relationship? The DuoPACT study is enrolling male couples where one or both men are HIV-positive.

  • You and your partner will be asked to help test a couple’s support program about HIV-related issues. Compensation is up to $80 per couple per study visit, enrollment in the study is for nine months, and all study visits are confidential.
  • Study visits are completed on-site in Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco, CA, as well as online.
  • The purpose of this project is to help men in couple relationships improve their interactions and decision-making about HIV medications.

For more information and to find out how you and your partner can enroll, call DuoPACT toll-free at (855) 800-6043.

Y2TEC Study

We’re now recruiting for Y2TEC, which is a study on providing mental health and substance use services for youth (18-29) living with HIV. It’s a 30-minute survey about mental health, substance use, mobility, food insecurity, etc. (we provide a $40 Amazon e-gift card) and a 1-hour individual interview to discuss these resources in depth (for $60 in cash). Participants additionally can earn $10 for each person they refer who ends up participating!

For more information, call/text: 415-638-2563 or email:


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.


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.