New HIV Prevention Program
Join a compensated study at Children's Hospital Los Angeles aimed at improving how YOU take control of your health.
Study Conducted Remotely
Weekly Group Sessions
Identify as Male
18 - 24 Years Old
Key Facts
About Our Research Study
Black and African American men have increased vulnerability to social stigmatization and discrimination, which puts them more at risk for behaviors that harm their well-being.

For example, when compared to whites and Latinos, Black and African American young men who have sex with men are more likely to experience violence and victimization in numerous settings, such as home, at work, and school. These experiences are also known to put people more at risk of negative health outcomes including drug use, alcohol use, and risky sexual behaviors.

Due to these experiences and their effect on young Black men, CHLA developed Y2Prevent. Y2Prevent is a program that focuses on developing the personal strengths of young Black and African American men who have sex with men.

You are invited to participate in a paid 7-week program where you will be able to provide feedback on Y2Prevent and help us figure out how to best help people like you improve their overall health (e.g., communication skills, identifying relationship values, finding resources for professional and personal goals, and re-focusing after deviations from goals).

Your feedback is essential in making sure our program is effective, relevant, and suitable to the needs of young Black men.

Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
We are conducting this research to find out if a new HIV prevention program can be carried out with young Black/ African American men via building their abilities to overcome barriers to health such as homophobia, violence, risky sexual practices, and institutional racism. The purpose of this research is to have Black/African American youth help us create a new program called Y2Prevent, which is being developed to guide young African American men who have sex with men away from risky behaviors associated with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and build healthy relationships. .
Is compensation provided for being a part of this study?
Qualified individuals will receive up to $570 for their participation.
What else do I need to know?
You are invited to join an ONLINE research study led by Michele Kipke, Ph.D., from the Community, Health Outcomes, and Intervention Research Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90027

For more information, please contact Deja Wright at (323) 229-7475, or via email at

Participation is voluntary.