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 contact Josalyn White at and 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 to Josalyn as well. 

Peer Support Workers

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 Dallas, TX and Montgomery, AL communities 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. Learn more about the opportunity here.

For more information or to apply, please contact


Exciting Opportunity for Local Organizations to Partner with HPTN 096! 

We are seeking a local organization in Dallas, TX and one in Montgomery, AL to serve as “Health Equity Community Coalition Lead Organizations.” These organizations will serve as the lead implementing partners in building, supporting, coordinating, and managing a community coalition in their respective community. These multi-sectoral coalitions will work towards the common goal of going beyond individual-level factors to address the social and structural forces that impede access to prevention and treatment tools for Black same gender loving men in Dallas and Montgomery. Detailed information about this activity and the role of the lead organization can be found at:, or at Responses to this RFA are due on July 1; questions are accepted via email to until June 21. An explanation of the RFA can be viewed below.