HPTN 061

Feasibility of a community-level, multi-component intervention for Black MSM in preparation for a Phase IIB community-level randomized trial to test the efficacy of the intervention in reducing HIV incidence among Black MSM


Study Results

The HPTN 061 study team is proud to share initial results from HPTN 061. HPTN 061 was a large multi-site study of HIV and black MSM conducted among 1553 participants in six U.S. cities. It is the first study to determine the rate of new HIV infection among such a large prospective cohort of U.S. black MSM. Please see the documents below for specific study details released to date. Ongoing and planned analyses of data from HPTN 061 will continue to make important contributions to understanding the HIV epidemic among black MSM for months and years to come. The study team wishes to express its gratitude to the study participants who generously volunteered their time and for the valuable contributions of the communities where the study was conducted, without which this research would not have been possible.

Public Data

Some data from HPTN 061 are publically available on the Atlas web portal maintained by the HPTN Statistics and Data Management Center. These data include overall and site-specific information about enrollment categories, demographics, and health care utilization as captured at the baseline visit and information about retention of enrolled participants over the follow-up period of the study. These data can be accessed here.

The study team is working to make public use data sets for HPTN 061 available as soon as possible.


See a list of publications and abstracts on the main HPTN 061 study page.


For site-specific questions and information regarding the webinars, contact:

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Christin Root
  New York Blood Center
New York, NY
DaShawn Usher
Fenway Community Health
Boston MA
Ben Perkins
  San Francisco DPH
San Francisco, CA
Hyman Scott
George Washington University Washington, DC
Manya Magnus
Los Angeles, CA
Steven Shoptaw
Harlem Prevention Center
New York, NY
Sharon Mannheimer

Study Press Release

  July 23, 2012: New Study Finds Greatly Elevated HIV Infection Rates Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S.
  Attachment: HPTN 061 Fact Sheet
  Attachment: Study results slides from IAS 2012


News Coverage

  Boston Globe
  U.S. News and World Report
  Time - Healthland
  CBS News
  USA Today
  FOX News, Washington, DC (video)
  Global Medical News (YouTube Video)


IAS 2013

A Qualitative Analysis of HIV Testing Patterns among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Sophia A. Hussen MD, MPH, Robert Stephenson PhD, Carlos del Rio MD, Leo Wilton PhD, Jermel Wallace MHS, and Darrell Wheeler PhD on behalf of HPTN 061. A poster presented at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 1, 2013.


IAS 2012