Join a Study

For participants

Project Name Eligibility Criteria Contact phone/website Contact email address
We Are Family 18+ years of age; Have been in a House or Gay Family OR Have attending a Ball, in past 2 years; has a smart phone; Bay Area 415-625-3598 [email protected]
DuoPACT 18+ years of age; HIV seroconcordant or serodiscordant male couples, Bay Area [email protected]
Y2TEC 18-29 years of age, HIV+, Bay Area 415-638-2563 [email protected]
Wyz 18-29 years of age, HIV+, SF Bay Area [email protected]

We Are Family Study

Have you been in a House or Gay Family OR have attended a Ball, in the past two years? Then join the We Are Family study. We are now recruiting members to be a part of this family that provides HIV-related social support, which includes prevention and treatment.

For more information and to find out how you and your partner can enroll, please email Jeffrey Wong ([email protected]or call/text We Are Family toll-free at 415-625-3598.

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.

For more information and to find out how you and your partner can enroll, please email Aaron Hostetler ([email protected]or call DuoPACT toll-free at (855) 800-6043.

Y2TEC Study

Are you 18-29 & living with HIV? The Y2TEC study is looking for young people (18-29) living with HIV to join a study about HIV and technology. 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.

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

Wyz Study

WYZ (pronounced “wise”) is a mobile health app designed around the unique needs of youth living with HIV. In mid-2018, we will begin recruiting youth living with HIV and their healthcare providers to participate in a pilot study to help evaluate the usefulness of WYZ. Youth participants and healthcare providers can receive cash compensation for study activities.

If you would like to be notified about recruitment, please send an email to [email protected]

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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.