Principal Investigator: Matthew Hamill, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
mhamill6@jhu.edu
IRB00274090

HIV Research Study

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are looking for individuals with or without HIV to participate in a clinical research study to investigate how new testing strategies perform.

Person(s) depicted in this photo are not actual patients or study subjects.

You may be eligible to join our study if:

individuals with or without HIV

Not currently taking daily HIV medications

18 Years and Older

Greater Baltimore area

                                   Person(s) depicted in this photo are not actual patients or study subjects.

Study Background

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are investigating how well the different types of existing and new rapid HIV and syphilis testing technologies perform. The study also wants to evaluate the impact these point-of-care HIV testing will have linkage to care. Participation is completely voluntary and strictly confidential and all participants are treated with the utmost respect.

The study has two in-person visits, one at baseline and one 12 weeks post baseline. There is also one visit conducted over the phone 4 weeks post baseline visit, which mainly consists of surveys. At each in-person visit, participants will provide blood and oral fluid specimen and receive HIV and/or syphilis testing. Participants will also complete surveys during the in-person visits.

Your participation in this research study may help researchers improve testing technologies for HIV and syphilis. Further research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this study is to investigate how testing technologies for HIV perform.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • Individuals with or without HIV
  • Not currently taking daily HIV medications
  • 18+ years old
  • Individuals living in the Greater Baltimore Area

Once enrolled, this study involves:

  • Two in-person visits:
    • We will schedule the first visit at the beginning of the study (baseline) and a follow-up visit 12 weeks later.

    • At each in-person visit, you will provide blood and oral fluid specimens and receive HIV and/or syphilis testing.

    • You will also complete surveys during these visits.

  • One phone-call visit:

    • We will call you to complete surveys over the phone 4 weeks after your first in-person visit.

Compensation is provided: $40 for each in-person visit completed. Parking passes and bus tokens are available to compensate you for transportation costs.

There is no fee to participate in this study.