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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

AIDS Linked to the Intravenous Experience Study

Information For Participants

Flyer to remind participants about 6month appointmentsSince 1988, the ALIVE cohort study has conducted semi-annual follow up with over 3,000 HIV-infected- , and at-risk, uninfected-intravenous drug users in Baltimore City. The current median age of participants is 48 years old and the study population is about 90% African American.

The ALIVE study offers all participants: 

  • Free and confidential testing for HIV and other diseases
  • Pre- and post-HIV test counseling
  • Medical screening referrals to medical and social services
  • Education about how to reduce the risk of getting HIV
  • Links to other research studies that impact the study population

Please use the links on the left to see some of our participants' contributions to the study and clinic, access resources for our study population, learn about the community advisory board, and browse our old newsletters to experience the ALIVE study through time.