ReACH2gether Study
Improving Relationships
& Reducing Drinking
Brown University research study for gay and bisexual men who drink alcohol and live with HIV
Research Conducted Remotely
Compensation Provided
Gay or Bi Men and Their Male Partners
Living with HIV
18 Years and Older
Fast Facts
About this research study:
We are studying a new program designed for gay or bisexual men and their partners. This program focuses on improving relationships and reducing their alcohol use.
This project combines elements of alcohol counseling and couples counseling strategies we have tested before with gay and bisexual men living with HIV. The goal of the project is to help men with HIV manage their drinking in a healthy way and strengthen their relationships. The counseling is conducted entirely by videoconferencing (i.e. Zoom).
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Unhealthy alcohol use can be particularly harmful for people with HIV and can impact people's relationships. By developing a counseling program that addresses both drinking and relationships, we hope to contribute to healthier living for gay and bisexual men with HIV.
Is this study for me?
This is a research study for gay and bisexual men living with HIV and their partners.

Participation Criteria:
  • Gay or bisexual Men
  • Both Partners Willing to Participate
  • At least one partner is living with HIV
  • Frequent Alcohol Use
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Over the course of 6 weeks, you’ll be asked to:
  • Take a baseline survey online
  • Participate in 3 video-conference counseling sessions with your partner
  • Complete a follow-up and exit interview
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card within one week of completing the baseline, a $25 Amazon gift card within one week of completing the first counseling session, and a $50 Amazon gift card within one week of completing the 6-week follow up survey and exit interview.

You will also be offered at no cost couples counseling on alcohol use, relationships and health.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for your participation in this study.
Study Information
Protocol #1906002477
Study Contact: reach2gether@brown.edu, (401) 863-6858