If you meet the criteria of any of our studies, the biggest thing you can do to help is sign up. We need people like you to help stop the spread of HIV in our communities. If you don’t meet the needs of our study there are still plenty of ways you can help XOUT HIV/AIDS for yourself and your community:

Get Tested

Gay or straight, black or white if you are sexually active one of the most important thing you can do is get tested regularly. Knowing your status can literally save lives and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Testing is quick, easy and confidential. There’s no reason NOT to get tested.

Play It Safe

Whatever your sexual practices, always practice safe sex. Condoms and dental dams are key to keeping yourself disease free when engaging in oral, digital or penetrative sex.

Educate Yourself

There are so many myths and lies out there about the spread of STIs including HIV and AIDS. Learn the truth about how STIs spread so you can learn the limits you should make for yourself when engaging in sexual activity.


Jackson, MS Neighborhoods Study

To qualify: Self-report as African American or Black race; report having had sex with another male (MSM) in the past 6 months preceding the baseline assessment; being 18 to 25 years old; and reside in the Jackson, MS MSA.

MARI Neighborhoods and Networks Cohort Study

To qualify: Self-report as African American; report having had sex with another male in the past 6 months; being 18 years or older; no restrictions to usual physical activity; reside in the Jackson, MS MSA; no plans to move outside of Jackson MS MSA in the next year; and willingness to complete a two-week GPS protocol at five time-points over a year.

Deep South Remedy Study

To qualify: We will identify, enroll, and assess 225 African American MSM aged 18 years and older from the cities of Atlanta, GA, Jackson, MS, and New Orleans, LA MSAs (225 per site; 75 HIV-infected and 150 HIV-uninfected). Eligibility further requires a confirmed HIV serostatus and a self-report of male assigned male at birth, or cis-males, and oral or anal sex with another man within the past 12 months.