Ongoing Studies


Project ACHIEVE is doing a research study to learn more about what are Black men and transwomen’s best options for HIV testing. Receive up to $80 if you are eligible for one study visit and 2 online surveys.

Study Details:
Eligible participants will make just one initial visit to our site and complete two online surveys, at 3 months and 6 months from the time of enrollment.

Looking For:
Black (Black/African American, Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, Multiethnic Black) males or Transwomen between the ages of 16-29 Years old who have sex with men.

Compensation: Up to $80

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All About Me


Regular testing is key to knowing your status.  Building community support for testing helps keep our communities healthy.  Our study aims to learn whether an HIV self-testing program with a friend increases regular testing among young, Black, gay, same gender loving, bisexual and other men who have sex with men or transgender women.  If you and a friend are eligible to participate you can each receive $75 for the study visit and two HIV self-test kits.  Click here to see if you are eligible.

Looking For:

Black males or Transwomen between the ages of 18-29 Years old who have sex with men

Duration: 1 year. One-time visit. Follow-up surveys

Compensation: Up to $205

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Biomedical HIV Studies: Vaccine and AMP Study

HIV Vaccine Trials (ENROLLING NOW)

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A safe and effective HIV vaccine offers our best hope for ending the HIV epidemic.
Project ACHIEVE and Columbia University Medical Center are the New York City HIV Vaccine Trials Unit. We are currently enrolling volunteers for HIV vaccine studies and are looking for HIV negative men and women who are generally healthy and between the ages of 18 and 50 years.  The trials last 12-18 months.

You cannot get HIV from the vaccines.

Benefits of Participation:

  • HIV risk reduction counseling and testing
  • Reimbursement for time and travel

Interested in joining this study? See if you are eligible.

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AMP: An HIV Prevention Study

Purpose: Project ACHIEVE and Columbia Research Unit is looking for 18 – 50 year old HIV-negative people to join AMP: an HIV prevention study. You will be paid for your time. You cannot get HIV from the AMP study product. Strictly confidential.

Duration: Approximately 22 months (Just under 2 years)

Compensation: Up to $2,175

**Compensation is disbursed over the course of the study. Enrolled participants must complete all required aspects of study to be fully compensated. 

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