Community Involvement in
Lessons Learned from the HIV Prevention Trials Network
History has shown that successful HIV research projects have been significantly aided by active engagement with the community where the research is conducted. The HPTN community leadership recognizes that it is critically important to document the diverse array of activities that have been carried out to promote community involvement and collaboration in research and to identify some of the main lessons learned.
This document has the following objectives:
- To relate experiences of community involvement and collaboration in HIV prevention research of the HPTN
- To achieve a deeper understanding of the role played by community educators and community advisory boards (CABs) in HIV prevention research
- To use these lessons to strengthen and refine community involvement strategies at study sites as well as within the HPTN CORE, community working groups, regional working groups and future structures
- To contribute to the knowledge base on community involvement in international research
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