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Recruitment Flyer

SHARE (Study to Help the AIDS Research Effort) is recruiting.
HIV-negative and HIV-positive MEN

For the first time in 19 years, the SHARE study is recruiting new participants.  SHARE is part of the longest-running and largest HIV research study in the U.S.  This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the knowledge of HIV infections and HIV therapy over a lifetime.  SHARE is NOT a treatment study and does NOT involve taking experimental medicines.  You will continue to receive your medical care from your own medical care provider. 


  • Males 30 years of age or older


  • initial visits: 

Screening visit – an initial screening visit about 30 minutes long.  If you are eligible, you will be given an appointment for an enrollment visit.

Baseline Enrollment visit – a full visit about 2-3 hours long and includes $100 compensation for your time and effort.

  • If eligible for enrollment, you will be asked to complete one study visit annually. Each study visit lasts 2-3 hours and includes:
    • Remote or in-person interviews
    • Lab testing (for HIV, viral load, and other infections like hepatitis)
    • Physical exams and health referrals


  • Help researchers better understand HIV and AIDS and the long-term effects of HIV medicines
  • Free and confidential laboratory testing (includes T cell count and viral load)
  • Free physical exams and health referrals
  • Flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends in Baltimore or DC
  • A friendly, supportive environment with light refreshments

To volunteer or for more information, please contact the SHARE study at 410-955-7090 or 1-866-392-8991 or 202-745-6137.  

Principal Investigator: Joseph Margolick, MD, PhD and Todd Brown, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health