SMART Project

A Real-World Sex Ed and HIV Prevention Program for Guys Who Like Guys
Why SMART?

Every year, about 1,425 teen guys who have sex with guys become infected with HIV in the United States. That’s why we created the SMART Project! We hope that through SMART, guys like you feel safe, confident, and empowered. By joining SMART, you could make a big difference in helping us create better sexual health programs for queer teens!

What is SMART?

– A sexual health program offered entirely online
– Available in English and Spanish
– For teens who live in the U.S and Puerto Rico
– A paid program: Earn up to $125 for participating! 

What else does SMART cover?

The SMART Project also covers topics that are important to gay, bi, and queer teen guys like navigating sex and romantic relationships, understanding their sexual and gender identities, and connecting with the LGBT community.

Interested in trying SMART out at your organization, school, or program?

As we continue to collect data from our teens, we’re starting to look to the future! We are re-packaging SMART into an implementable format usable by community organizations, schools, programs, and individuals. If you or your organization, school, or program would like to experience SMART and learn more information about providing SMART to your teens, please complete the form below. Our team will contact you to discuss the SMART suite, the individual programs and their elements, and how we can help you get the SMART curriculum to those who need it most.

Please include in the body of the form below:

  1. Email address
  2. First and last name
  3. Your organization

13 + 3 =

Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Mustanski
Co-Investigators: Drs. Kathryn MacapagalMichael Newcomb, and C. Hendricks Brown of Northwestern University; Drs. Jonathon Rendina and Tyrel Starks of Hunter College, City University of New York; Drs. Eric Laber and Marie Davidian of North Carolina State University; and Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz of University of Puerto Rico.
Project Director: Dr. David Moskowitz
Funder: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities