We are looking for African-American young adults ages 18-25 who live in Birmingham to participate in an entertainment education study. Participation in the project requires completing 3 in-person interviews (1.5-2 hours each), watching short videos featuring local rappers and hip hop artists, and referring your friends to the study. Interviews include a survey about various health behaviors and attitudes. You will also be asked to provide an overview of your recent sexual activity. Participants are enrolled in the study for 6 months and can earn over $200. Please call the CITY Health study at 975-5458 to learn more and to see if you are eligible.
Lesbian and bisexual women needed to study how bacterial vaginosis — the most common vaginal infection — occurs. We want to understand the behaviors that put women at risk for this common infection and we want to improve screening and prevention. 205-996-2780
We are looking for black or African American men ages 16-29 to participate in a confidential sexual health survey regarding HIV prevention services. To qualify, you must be HIV-negative, male who has sex with other males and English speaking. You will be compensated up to $80 for your participation. Please contact Ashley at (205) 996-6337 or ashbrown@uabmc.edu to see if you qualify.
Healthy African American men, 18 or older, needed to study the impact of food preservatives on phosphorus metabolism. You will not be able to participate if you have significant health problems, smoke, or your BMI is higher than 35. Involves 7 visits over 14 weeks. Food and compensation provided. Alexandra 975-9743, alexlm@uabmc.edu
You may qualify if you ages 19-45, are African American or European American,  do not have diabetes, exercise less than 2 hours per week, and are willing to travel to UAB for screening and 4 testing visits. Participants will receive their blood sugar level, cholesterol level, bone density, fat mass, and muscle mass. Compensation up to $400 provided for completing all study visits. Please call 934-4386 for more information.
We are looking for young African American or black males ages 16-29 to participate in an in-depth interview or focus group about preferred HIV prevention services in young black MSMs (men who have had sex with men). Compensation $50. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 205-996-6337 or email ashbrown@uabmc.edu.
Black men ages 16-35 needed for STI prevention study. We are looking for black or African American men to participate in a small confidential group discussion. The discussion is to understand the types of sexual health care services that are most desirable. To qualify, you must be male who has, at any time, had sex with another male. You will be compensated $50 for your participation. Please contact JP at (205) 975-1531 to see if you qualify.

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