Project ACHIEVE builds awareness around HIV prevention by developing, organizing, and implementing community education programs and workshops.  Project ACHIEVE relies on volunteers to assist with our continued efforts through volunteering, internships, and our Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Internships & Volunteering

Opportunities for interns and volunteers are accepted on an ongoing basis to assist with community education, recruitment, and clinical research efforts. We look for dynamic and energetic professionals to help expand community awareness and understanding of HIV prevention research throughout the NYC area.

Apply to be an intern or volunteer

Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The NYC HIV Prevention Research CAB brings specific, unique expertise to the research process, informing researchers of local issues or concerns that can affect the conduct and successful implementation of the scientific agenda.  The CAB provides advice on scientific and ethical issues regarding study design, recruitment and protection of study volunteers.  Community perspectives are especially needed with regard to strategies to identify, recruit and retain study participants.

If you are interested in becoming a CAB member, please click here to submit a request for membership and our Membership Committee will follow up with you.

Apply to be a CAB Member

Join a Study

Visit our Ongoing Studies section to learn more about our research studies and to see if you are eligible to participate.


Annual Events

Since 1993, Project ACHIEVE has been in the streets talking to community members and participating in community events. Throughout the year, Project ACHIEVE works to build community awareness around HIV prevention and HIV vaccine research. We rely on community participation, partners, and sponsorship to make these events successful.

Some of our most successful annual events are our community education entertainment events, which includes Vaccine-o-licious and Save Our Sex (S.O.S.).

Vaccine-O-Licious, an annual event designed to spread the word about HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. This event brings together a variety of performers uniting through dance and song. Peppermint, the NYC Queen of Vaccine, hosts this exciting evening of entertainment, with a little education too!

Save Our Sex (SOS), is a community gathering educational event that brings the conversation of pressing hot topics of the community into a social setting (a bar) for true audience discussion of issues affecting our sexual lives. This event brings together local celebrities, community leaders, and health professionals for an evening that will throw taboos out the window and confront sex head-on, with no issue off the table!

Want more information about our annual events?

Email us at achieve@nybloodcenter.org.


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Workshops & Training

Project ACHIEVE offers a variety of education opportunities in the form of presentations, workshops, and activities. The following is a list of topics:

  • HIV 101
  • HIV Vaccines 101
  • PrEP 101
  • Integration of Biomedical and Behavior Interventions
  • Confronting Barriers to Black Leadership in HIV/AIDS Education and Advocacy
  • Towards an AIDS Free Generation
  • HIV Stigma and Homophobia Prevention (for organizations and individuals in Crown Heights Brooklyn)

Other workshops are available and can be arranged to meet your organizational educational needs.

Request Training or Workshop