Social Media Influencers

As part of the social media influencers (SMI) study component, the team is looking for people interested in serving as SMI in the pilot locations: Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Montgomery, AL and Greenville, SC.  We know that SMI can have a profound impact on the behavior of their followers, and we are seeking individuals to provide ongoing and accurate information to Black gay and bisexual men about HIV prevention and care. This is a paid opportunity (between $2000 and $10,000); you can learn more about the opportunity here. If you are interested, please complete this questionnaire.  If you are in one of the non-pilot communities and might be interested in participating in the study next year, please feel free to reach out. 

For questions or additional information, contact Josalyn White at

Peer Supporters

The HPTN 096 study team is establishing a peer support program for individuals living with and without HIV. We are seeking individuals who possess a shared/lived experience and can communicate thoughtfully across diverse populations (i.e., ethnicities, sexual identities, socioeconomic statuses, HIV statuses, age groups, etc.) and who reside in the Montgomery, AL community to serve as part-time peer support workers. Individuals in this position will serve as role models and provide motivational, emotional, and informational support to clients. To support clients in this role, peer support workers must be knowledgeable about where care and/or support resources and services are offered in their communities and will be trained to provide HIV-related and general health information and education.

For questions related to the Peer Support Program, contact


Exciting Opportunities for Local Organizations to Partner with HPTN 096! 

If the HPTN 096 pilot is successful and the study is fully funded, we expect to scale up implementation of study activities into non-pilot study communities next year. In preparation for this, we are seeking expressions of interest from organizations and individuals who may want to be involved in any of the following activities:

  • Field Teams (intervention and standard of care communities)
  • Laboratory Teams (intervention and standard of care communities)
  • CRISP Healthcare Facilities (intervention communities)
  • Peer Support Workers (intervention communities) (more info in job postings below)
  • Social Media Influencers (intervention communities) (more info in job postings below)
  • Health Equity Lead Organization (intervention communities)
  • Community Engagement/Community Liaisons (intervention and standard of care communities)

If you or your organization may be interested in getting involved, please complete the interest survey below, and we will be in touch soon with more information!