2BeatHIV is a research project based at UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease and Department of Social Medicine. We are part of a 5 year, NIH funded grant called searcHIV, focused on examining the social and ethical aspects of research on curing HIV.

searcHIV is a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection.

searcHIV has 3 aims:

  1. Develop a theoretical framework about HIV cure research and early implementation using historical, conceptual and ethical data.
  2. Determine HIV cure stakeholder perspectives on cure research and early implementation.
  3. Develop crowdsourcing contests to promote stakeholder engagement focusing on the social and ethical implications of HIV cure research.

We are aim 3 of the project!

2BeatHIV is working to find ways to improve community engagement around HIV cure research. 2BeatHIV wants people to be involved and gain a sense of ownership over the future of HIV cure. The project hosts a series of contests to get the best community-based ideas on how to spread the word about HIV cure research.
We have 3 project sites:

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Our Projects

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HIV Testing Campaign: Design the Next Crowdsourcing Contest!

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Researchers leading the 2BeatHIV study need your help in designing a crowdsourcing contest. Your participation in the focus groups will provide you with the opportunity to collaboratively design the next crowdsourcing contest. The aim of the crowdsourcing contest will be … Continued

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Red Alert

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Meet the winners of the 2016 2BeatHIV Innovation Challenge from the Pitch Perfect Contest at the Art of Cool’s Innovate Your Conference conference! The mission of this organization is to promote awareness of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired … Continued

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Connect to Our Community Partners!

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We have partnered with over 50 community-based organizations, businesses, and community leaders. They are dedicated to helping people learn more about HIV/AIDS. They are also dedicated to helping people get connected to health services, transportation, employment, emergency and permanent housing, … Continued

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Share Your Idea

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Do you have a cool idea on how to educate the public about HIV/AIDS? Do you want to co-host an event with 2BeatHIV? Have you been inspired to do SOMETHING but don’t know where to start? Let us know!! We’re … Continued

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Volunteer with 2BeatHIV

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Become a volunteer or community partner with 2BeatHIV! If you would like to get involved with 2BeatHIV fill out the survey below. http://tinyurl.com/2BeatHIV-Volunteers  

In the News

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HIV Testing Campaign: Design the Next Crowdsourcing Contest!

Posted 2 months ago

Researchers leading the 2BeatHIV study need your help in designing a crowdsourcing contest. Your participation in the focus groups will provide you with the opportunity to collaboratively design the next crowdsourcing contest. The aim of the crowdsourcing contest will be … Continued

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Durham to Proclaim December 14, 2016 “HIV Cure Research Day”

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@2BeatHIV          November 1, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kimberly Knight, 2BeatHIV UNC Chapel Hill, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Disease kmk0705@email.unc.edu 2BeatHIV celebrates the official Proclamation of HIV Cure Research Day on Tuesday, December 13th. … Continued

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Watch VIDEO: #‎RedistheNewBlack‬ fashion show 6/4 at NCCU hosted by: @thesherylralph with 2beatHIV & The Lux Blog NC

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#‎RedistheNewBlack‬ fashion show 6/4 Nccu hosted by: @thesherylralph https://youtu.be/-7_JVue8PyA with 2beathiv The Lux Blog NC This event is free with registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-is-the-new-black-fashion-s… Vendor Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/EzmZtsOzAi Volunteer Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/1vwCPLlTxz Press Credential Application: http://goo.gl/forms/5wi6P1ITgn

For media inquiries and opportunities to partner with 2BeatHIV, contact 2BeatHIV@gmail.com