Welcome to Project Moxie

Come and join a new study to expand the conversation around young trans and gender variant people and HIV!

Your voice and sexual health matters. You deserve healthcare that respects you as YOU are. When it comes to sexual health, professionals and providers have plenty of work to do. That’s where you come in! We know that HIV/AIDS affects trans people at a much higher rate than other groups. We also know for many trans and gender variant folks that reaching out to medical services is difficult and scary.

In this project, we will ask you to complete a few surveys and take an at-home HIV test. To compensate you for your time and effort, we’re offering a total of $150 for your participation per individual.

Facts about HIV

HIV/AIDS affects many groups across the country. Most people don't know that transgender people are one of the most at-risk groups, with transgender women of color reporting among the highest rates of HIV. Research from 2013 found that 28% of transgender women tested positive for HIV infection in the United States (including 4 other countries). Out of that, less than half of those women knew their HIV status .

Research also mentioned prejudice and the lack of research as some of the issues that transgender people face in HIV prevention. Here at Project Moxie, we want to help make sure that these issues get fixed. With your help, we can educate health professionals on how to give the best care for transgender and gender variant people and lower HIV rates.

Unprotected sexual practices can contribute to the spread of HIV. Accurate testing and counseling can greatly reduce your risk of getting HIV and give you tools to stay healthy in the future.

The Study

Project Moxie is an online study. You can do it all from the comfort of your home through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Over 6 months, you will complete 3 surveys. During this time, you will also receive an at-home HIV-testing kit that we will mail to you and ask you to tell us the results. For each survey you complete, you'll receive a $50 Amazon gift card. By the end of the study, you'll earn $150 for participating.

Are you ready?

We know privacy is important. We will work with you to ensure the safest possible way to deliver the testing kit to you. If you’re under 18, it’s no problem. You don’t even have to tell your parents or guardians. We will not share any information you will use in the surveys and interviews with anyone. If you speak with a counselor as part of the study, we will not record or share that information. Everything you share is completely confidential.