Join the Red
Ribbon Registry.

A community of volunteers
committed to ending HIV in
partnership with research

The Red Ribbon Registry was created to accelerate
research to end HIV.

The registry connects volunteers with local clinical studies to
strengthen the connection between the community and the
doctors and scientists working to end HIV.

What is it?

The Red Ribbon Registry is a database of
people who want to support HIV clinical
research by participating in studies.

By volunteering for the registry, you will partner with researchers and help advance science against one of its greatest challenges. The registry allows researchers to quickly find people who might be a good fit for a study based on age, location, health factors and other criteria. The registry is made possible through grant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

What to expect?

I want to help science.
How can I take part?

To join the registry first complete the online health survey. Then researchers at a study clinic in your area will be able to contact you when they have a study that may be a good fit for you. You might be contacted immediately, in a few months, or even a year. Once you are contacted, you can get all your questions answered before deciding whether to participate.

Who can participate?

You have someone to fight for, you want to help end HIV, and you want to help your community.

Researchers can’t advance science alone. When community members volunteer for research they make medical breakthroughs possible.

They help ensure that all types of people are represented in research.

We enroll people who are HIV negative because we are working toward prevention. We want to keep people HIV negative.

There are clinical studies for HIV treatments and therapies as well as studies for HIV prevention. People living with HIV will be contacted for these treatment trials.

We need all kinds of people for our studies; whether or not you are likely to be exposed to HIV, there are studies seeking people like you.

You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Volunteers will need to come to a study clinic during the study period (usually 12 to 24 months). The number of visits and timing will vary from study to study.

Find a study clinic near you

Your participation can help end HIV sooner.

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Our studies are conduced at over 40 research sites across the US.