The MARI (Minority AIDS Research Initiative) Study

This study is designed to target African American Men Seeking Men (MSM) in the Atlanta-Metro area and study both the physiological and environmental aspects that influence health disparities, with a heavy focus on risky sexual behaviors that may attribute to HIV and other STI’s. The study is designed for participants to undergo a physical examination that collects samples of body measurements, blood pressure, height, weight, as well as HIV & STI testing. Participants also complete a survey that further assesses how individual and environmental influences may attribute to risky sexual behaviors among African American MSM. This study is collecting specific data in order to gain a better understanding of this cause.

The MARI (Minority AIDS Research Initiative) Study

November 10-November 16– MARI Study Recruitment

November 17– First MARI Study @ NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants
 3:00-4:30, Quality Assurance

November 19– MARI Study @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants
 3:00-4:30, Quality Assurance

November 21– MARI Study Recruitment @West End Mall, 12:00-3:00PM

November 24– MARI Study @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants
 3:00-4:30, Quality Assurance

November 30– MARI Recruitment Event @ Time Lounge, TBA

December 1– World AIDS Day, MARI Recruitment & Incentive Study
 10:00-1:00, Georgia State University
 Morehouse College, Time TBA

December 3– MARI Study @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants
 3:00-4:30, Quality Assurance

December 5– MARI Study @NAESM, 9:00-1:00
MARI Study Timeline
 9:00-10:30, 3 participants
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:00, Quality Assurance

December 8– MARI Study @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants

December 10-MARI Study @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants

December 12- MARI Study @NAESM, 9:00-1:00
 9:00-10:30, 3 participants
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:00, Quality Assurance

December 15- MARI Study (MARI Day) @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants
 3:00-4:30, Quality Assurance

December 17– MARI Study @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants
 3:00-4:30, Quality Assurance

December 22– MARI Study @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 10:30-12:00, 3 participants
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants
 3:00-4:30, Quality Assurance

**December 28– MARI Study @ NAESM, Tentative
December 29- Last Day of MARI Study @NAESM, 10:30-4:30
 12:00-1:30, 3 participants
 1:30-3:00, 3 participants
 3:00-4:30, Quality Assurance

If you qualify and successfully complete this study, you will receive a $50 gift card on behalf of NAESM, Inc.