One Thousand Strong

One Thousand Strong is a 3-year study of one thousand gay and bisexual men from across the United States. It is being conducted by Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST). Dr. Jeffrey Parsons and Dr. Christian Grov are the principal investigators.

Gay and bisexual men continue to bear the brunt of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, and a lot has changed in the last 30 years. For too long, most of the research to prevent the spread of HIV has focused on the “negative”--trying to answer the question, “What are we, as gay and bisexual men, doing wrong?” Unfortunately, this doesn’t tell us much about what gay and bisexual men are doing right! And the truth is, most gay and bisexual men won’t contract HIV.

The goal of One Thousand Strong is to learn about what helps men make responsible decisions about their sexual health--even in the face of things like discrimination, stigma, and homophobia.

The participants of One Thousand Strong are making a valuable contribution to HIV prevention and improving the sexual health of gay and bisexual men everywhere. The study involves confidential online surveys as well as free at-home HIV and STD testing.

As the study moves forward, this page will be used to disseminate preliminary findings such as our recent Newsletters:

Newsletter #1 | Welcome to One Thousand Strong!
Newsletter #2 | PrEP: The New Frontier in HIV Prevention
Newsletter #3 | Porn & Religion
Newsletter #4 | New Research Findings & CHEST Turns 20!

Click here for a list of publications from this study!

Project Details

Time Period: 2013-2019
Funder: National Institute of Drug Abus
Grant Number: R01DA036466
Principal Investigators: Christian Grov, Ph.D. and Jonathan Rendina, Ph.D.
Project Director: Mark Pawson, M.A.
Project Coordinators: Kendell Doyle and Brian Selfas

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