Monday, April 27, 2015

Research Studies

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Bitch to Quit Smoking Cessation Research Study

Bitch to Quit (BTQ) is proud to be one of the first studies in the nation focusing on smoking in the LGBTQ community! The study is currently seeking adult lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) smokers who are interested in quitting smoking. The study includes 6 group-counseling sessions, 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy, and compensation for time and travel!

For more information, please
e-mail: call 773.388.8868.

Project Adhere

Howard Brown Health Center is the study site for Project Adhere, a research intervention designed to understand the quit smoking and medication adherence needs of HIV+ African American men who have sex with men (MSM). This project is a natural extension of Bitch to Quit, the larger quit smoking research program for the LGBTQ community. Currently, we are seeking African American men for two 90-minute focus groups to assess the quit smoking and medication adherence needs for this community to develop the intervention. Participants will receive $25 for each focus group.

Eligibility criteria include:
1) Identify as African American or Black
2) Identify as a man who has sex with other men
3) be HIV-positive
4) be a smoker
5) have a current antiretroviral (HIV medication) prescription.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Kyle Jones in the Research Department at 773.388.1600 ext. 8899 or


HPV Prevalence Study

HBHC is proud to be a recruitment site for a study on human papillomavirus (HPV) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Kentucky, and the University of California at Los Angeles. With the help of over 150 HBHC clients thus far, staff in our Research Department are continuing work to determine the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) among a group of MSM aged 18-26 and assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding HPV vaccination within our community.

For more information, please feel free to contact John Cesario at