About Study

What Is The Youth4Cure Study?

This is a study to discuss motivations, deterrents, and desires to participate in HIV cure research among youth living with HIV (YLWH).

The study will enroll about 230 YLWH to learn more about what YLWH think about HIV cure-related research.



Can I Join This Study?

To join this study you:  

* Be diagnosed with HIV

* Be between 18 and 29 years of age

                  *  Have access to either mobile telephone or computer with internet access 

* Be able to speak and read English


Frequently Asked Questions

YLWH are less engaged in HIV care than adults, less represented in HIV research, and likely to be the most affected by decisions related to risks and benefits of cure strategies versus continuing antiretroviral therapy (ART). We are interested in how researchers can gain a better understanding of the views of a generation that will be at the forefront of decision-making and will require a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits of HIV cure strategies. This research hopes to inform future decisions regarding social, behavioral, and ethics of HIV cure research.


All study activities will be done remotely and can be completed using your phone.

 Participation in the study includes either a one-time interview or a survey. The interview can take up to one hour and the survey can take about 30 minutes.

Yes, in return for your time and effort you will be paid for completing the study interview. Upon completion of the interview, payment will be given to you in the form of a $40 e-gift card which will be sent to you via email.

Yes, participants in any research study have the right to end their study participation at any time without fear of retaliation or damaging relationships. Just tell the study researchers or staff right away if you wish to stop being in the study.

Your privacy is very important and we will do our best to make sure that the personal information gathered for this study is kept private. We cannot guarantee total privacy. However, every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of study participants. If information from this study is published or presented at scientific meetings, your name and other personal information will not be used.

 All funding for the Youth4Cure Study is provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant.

If you are interested in joining the study or if you have any questions, you can contact us.

Call Us at (415) 917-7686
Email Us at [email protected]