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.
Eligibility Requirements: Age 18 or above, Self-identify as Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, Self-identify as biological male, Self-report having sex with men (oral, anal or both), Verifiable HIV-positive status, and intend to stay in Honolulu for the next 3 years.
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 24hour 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. Volunteers may receive up to $60 per visit for their time and effort in participating.
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