About us:

2BeatHIV is a non-profit organization that promotes HIV clinical research engagement, hosts crowdsourcing contests to identify and develop projects that solve health problems and promote health equity.


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.


2BeatHIV originated from a research project based at UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease and Department of Social Medicine. We were part of a 5 year, NIH funded grant called searcHIV, focused on examining the social and ethical aspects of research on curing HIV. searcHIV was a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection.

searcHIV had 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.


  • November 2018: Ursuline Academy Alumnae Award: 2018 Young Alumna of the Year. Dallas, TX.
  • March 2018: Red Ribbon Community Service Award from the North Carolina Community AIDS Fund: Caressa White Education & Program Development Award
  • October 2017: ACHI Magazine: Health and Wellness Award Nomination
  • September 2017: NC Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities: Dr. John Hatch Early Career Achievement Award

Our Reach:


Our Projects


Connect to Our Community Partners!

Posted 2 years ago

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

Posted 2 years ago

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

Posted 2 years ago

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  

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In the News

World AIDS Day 2017 in the Triangle is Lit!

Posted 1 year ago

There are so many amazing events happening this year in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area to commemorate World AIDS Day. Please make sure you support any or all of these events with 2BeatHIV and our community partners!  

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Community Engagement Improves STD Testing and Treatment in Asia

Posted 2 years ago

Community Engagement Improves STD Testing and Treatment in Asia by Allison Mathews   Researchers, policy-makers, physicians and students convened for the 2017 UNC-South China International Summit for STD Prevention and Control and Expert Consultation on Advancing Implementation Research on Syphilis, … Continued

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Dinner with Joe, Stuart & 2BeatHIV Community Champions

Posted 2 years ago

It was great to have dinner with our PIs (bosses), Joe and Stuart, and say thank you to our community advocates! Joe, Director of UNC’s Project China, traveled from China and Stuart, Prof in Social Medicine, came from Kenya, so … Continued

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HIV Testing Campaign: Design the Next Crowdsourcing Contest!

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