The LGBT Health & Development Program

SMART Project

Why SMART?

Every year, about 1,425 teen guys who have sex with guys become infected with HIV in the United States. That’s why we created the SMART Project! We hope that through SMART, guys like you feel safe, confident, and empowered. By joining SMART, you could make a big difference in helping us create better sexual health programs for queer teens!

What is SMART?

– A sexual health program offered entirely online
– Available in English and Spanish
– For teens who live in the U.S and Puerto Rico
– A paid program: Earn up to $125 for participating!

SMART is an online sexual education program specifically tailored to meet the needs of gay, bi, and queer teens. Unlike other Sex Ed courses, SMART keeps it real and to the point.

What else does SMART cover?

Teens get to learn about important subjects like how to protect yourself from HIV and STIs, consent, and drug use. There are also resources to help teens find HIV/STI testing clinics, and other interactive tools that help teens take control of their health! SMART also talks about important topics to the LGBT community like sexual orientation, gender identity, and healthy relationships.

Want to Join the SMART Squad?

To find out if this study is a good fit for you, click here to fill out our survey!

Have questions or want to get involved?

Call (224) 307-5355 or email smart.project@northwestern.edu to learn more!



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