Couples Health and Attitudes on Prevention

Couples Health and Attitude on Prevention Study (CHAPS), is an online survey that aims to examine how individual, dyadic, social network and community factors shape  HIV prevention activities. The study’s goal is to recruit a diverse sample of 800 men or 400 male couples from across the United States.

Findings from this study will help inform the development of effective HIV prevention messaging for gay men.

The study will also randomly select 40 men, who participated in the survey and invite them to an in-depth interview via online.


Lead Investigator

Rob Stephenson

Project Manager



Research Associate

Tanaka Chavanduka

This research is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under award number: 5R21MH111445-03 


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