The LGBT Health & Development Program

ChiGuys

Logo for ChiGuys project, 3 men with rainbow cityscapeChiGuys is the first adolescent extension of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ChiGuys is recruiting 600 young men in Chicago and surrounding areas using two recruitment strategies: respondent-driven sampling and targeted advertising on Facebook.

The study aims to determine the most efficient strategies for recruiting and surveying adolescent young men in order to inform future waves of CDC’s NHBS efforts. Additionally, the study seeks to estimate the prevalence and incidence of HIV in this population, as well as behavioral predictors of HIV risk behavior and HIV infection. This innovative adolescent extension of CDC’s NHBS is also being conducted in New York City and Philadelphia.

Principal Investigators: Michael E. Newcomb, PhD; Brian Mustanski, PhD
Co-Investigator: George J. Greene, PhD
Funders: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chicago Department of Public Health



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