The Eban II Program is a health program for couples living with HIV that encourages Blacks/African Americans to live healthier lives and creates a comfortable space for couples to talk about their concerns.
Who can participate in the program?
- Heterosexual couples (at least one partner must be Black/African American/African descent)
- One partner must be HIV positive and the other partner must be HIV negative
What does the program involve?
- 8 weekly meetings
- Spending time with your partner
- Talking with other couples affected by HIV
- Fun activities including role plays, videos, and exercise
- 3 to 5 interviews over a 1-year period
- 3 to 5 HIV/STI tests over a 1-year period
- Up to $150 to $260 for completing program activities
How might the program help you and your partner?
- Learn about health issues affecting Blacks/African Americans
- Improve your sense of well-being as a couple and as individuals
- Feel supported to make good decisions about your health
- Help your friends, family, and community engage in healthy behaviors
- Be part of an innovative study that will help other couples living with HIV
What have other couples said about the program?
- "Before Eban, I couldn't talk to people about HIV and being a relationship who someone who is different than me. Now I feel like I can."
- "Eban lets couples express themselves in confidential comfortable settings."
- "Things I have learned here, my partner and I will involve in strengthening our relationship."
- "It feels good to know that we are not alone."
- "I have made friend in Eban, and I know if I need them, they'll be there for me."
If you have questions about your rights while taking part in this study, or you have concerns or suggestions and you want to talk to someone other than the researchers about the study, please contact:
UCLA Office of the Human Research Protection Program
11000 Kinross Ave., Ste. 211, Box 951694
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1694