HIV research studies

The following are HIV research studies being conducted by the Brown University School of Public Health, which are looking for active participants:

Interested in participating in research on the immune system?

About: Brown University is conducting a study on alcohol, the brain, and the immune system.

Who: Ages 21-60. Able to consume alcohol safely. Able to consume nuts & soy safely. Free of metal devices or implants in the body. Able to attend 2 visits at our lab.

Compensation:  Participants will be compensated up to $220 for their time and effort.

This study does not involve medication or treatment

For more information please call 401-793-4317, or email [email protected]

Study Flyer

Protocol Number 1904002429


Are you a guy that likes guys? Brown University Study on Men's Health. Participation involves: 

  • Coming to our offices in downtown Providence for one appointment (takes about 30 minutes)
  • Downloading a study “app” onto your smartphone
  • Taking a home HIV test kit with you and trying it out within 1 week
  • Receiving a follow-up phone call from a counselor
  • Completing a 30 minute phone interview about your experience
  • You will be paid $50 for participating

To see if you're eligible for this study, please click the link below to complete an online survey. It takes 5-10 minutes to finish. We ask for some contact information at the end of the survey. This information is only used for scheduling purposes and will never be connected with your answers to survey questions. After you finish the survey, if you're eligible, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

If you have questions about this study, contact Erik at 401-863-6684 or [email protected]. Thanks again for your interest!

About: We are studying whether smokers are able to switch to an electronic cigarette (e-cig) in place of their usual brand cigarette. You will be provided with an e-cig and e-liquid at weekly visits - provided to you at no cost.

This is NOT a treatment study to help you quit smoking or vaping. 

Who: HIV-positive smokers who are unable or not ready to quit smoking. 

Time Involved: 8 study visits.

Compensation: You may receive up to $260 for attending all study visits.

Contact Person: Cathy - (401) 863-6680.

Tell us about your experience with HIV prevention and treatment!

Eligible participants must be:

  • Black/African American or Hispanic/Latino
  • Men who have sex with other men
  • 18 years or older

We are currently seeking participants for a focus group with other men who have sex with men.

If eligible, you could earn $40 in compensation as well as $10 for your transportation/childcare costs.

If you are interested in seeing if you are eligible for the study, or have any questions, please call 401-837-3335 or email [email protected].

Project MAP is a Brown University School of Public Health Research study.

Project Name: Project Preload

About: Are you a smoker living with HIV? Investigators at Brown University are conducting a research study to examine different approaches to help people quit smoking. Participants will be compensated for their participation.

Who: Smokers living with HIV 

Time Involved: 7 study visits and 3 phone calls 

Compensation: Participants will be compensated for their participation 

Contact Person: Emily 401-863-6692 

Project Name: Project SREC

About: Are you a smoker living with HIV? If so, you may be eligible for a research study that is being conducted to observe the effects of electronic cigarettes in smokers with HIV!

Who: Smokers living with HIV 

Time Involved: 8 study visits 

Compensation: You will be compensated for your time and effort 

Contact Person: Jasmine 401-863-6645 or 401-863-7557