Studies Open to Enrollment



Purpose 2 / Lenacapavir Long-acting Investigational PrEP Trial

Hello, Chicagoland!

Project WISH in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is conducting a Phase 3 long-acting investigational PrEP trial. Would you like to volunteer for a 2x/year PrEP injectable trial?

You may qualify. Are you:

  • Currently not on PrEP?
  • Any part of any of the following groups:
    • Race/Ethnicity
      • American Indian
      • Asian
      • Black
      • Latinx (of any race)
      • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
      • White (if you are transgender/nonbinary or if you identify as Latinx)
      • Mixed ancestry
    • Gender Identity:
      • Cisgender man (of color, Latinx, or of mixed ancestry) who has sex with men
      • Transgender men/women or gender nonbinary individuals (of any race/ethnicity)
  • 18 years of age or older?
  • Wanting HIV testing, but haven’t done it in 3 months?
  • Bottoming and only sometimes use a condom?

For more information about the Gilead lenacapavir investigational trial and how to join, email us at or call us at 312.413.5897. Additionally, you may go to the study website at and/or Clin at learn more about the study, look at reasons to consider participation, and check out the clinical research and study FAQ lists.

UIC Principal Investigator(s):

  • Richard M. Novak, MD (he/him)

Study Coordinator:

  • Diana Bahena (she/her)

Community Affairs Specialist:

  • Charlie Peterson (he/him)

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  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it's exactly "additionalAnchor").
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a "#" in front of it. (Example, we have a "chief" section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to "#chief")
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor's HYPERLINK WITHOUT the "#", i.e. "chief".
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there's a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

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