Research Study for Transgender Women and Trans Femmes

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago are partnering with trans femme young adults to test a new app to promote sexual health. Join our paid study today!

Fast Facts

16-29 Years Old

Transgender Women Or Trans Femme Individuals

HIV negative or unknown HIV status

Compensation up to $250 Provided

Virtual research study

Study Background

Researchers at UCLA, CHLA and LCH are conducting a research study to promote sexual health and well-being among young adults who identify as trans women or trans femme (e.g. non-binary, gender fluid, demigirl, two-spirit, etc.). 

Findings from this virtual research study will help address the challenges to HIV prevention among young transgender women. This study involves testing a mobile app designed by trans women to reduce sexual risk behavior which drives HIV infection.

All study visits are conducted virtually. Participants will complete an at-home HIV test and survey and then access the app for six months. Follow-up visits will occur every six months for up to two years.

Contribute to trans-affirming sexual health research and join our paid study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this research study is to reduce sexual risk behavior which drives HIV infection among transgender women, through the use of a mobile app.

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

Key Criteria:

  • Between 16-29
  • Identify as a transgender woman or trans femme (non-binary, gender fluid, demigirl, two-spirit, etc.)
  • HIV negative or unknown HIV status
  • Lifetime history of unprotected sex OR anal or vaginal sex in the past 12 months

Once enrolled, this study involves:

  • Completing a virtual baseline assessment (at-home HIV test and survey)
  • Accessing the mobile app for six months
  • Attending virtual follow-up visits every six months for up to two years

Payment is provided up to $250 for your time.

There is no cost for you to participate.