Health Study

Operated by the Ecological Determinants Lab at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Research Study on Unpacking the Mechanisms of Disparities for HIV-related Hypertension in African American and Asian Pacific American MSM

Our research teams at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Temple University are interested in determining the disparities for HIV-related Hypertension in African American and Asian Pacific American MSM. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how to better manage healthy living (e.g., without high blood pressure or hypertension) associated with the HIV disease. Our hope is that information from this study will help in creating effective prevention programs.

If you decide to take part in this study, we will ask you to complete a 45-minute survey in a private space on four occasions (once per year). After each survey, we will measure your body weight, height, and blood pressure (both office seated blood pressure and 24-hour monitoring). Finally, we would like to draw a small amount of your blood when you start the study and during your third visit. This will take place at the Clint Spencer Clinic, John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaʻako.

You may receive up to $200 to reimburse you for your time and efforts in participating.

For more information or to participate, please contact:

Jack Barile

Email: Barile@hawaii.edu

Phone: 808-956-6271

Or complete our brief online form!


You are eligible if you are:

• Age 18 or above

• Self-identify as Asian, Pacific Islander, or Native Hawaiian

• Self-identify as biological male

• Self-report having sex with men in the last 12 months

• A verifiable HIV-positive status

• Intend to stay in the Honolulu for the next 3 years.