Start Date

4-11-2011 8:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2011 3:30 PM

Document Type

Event

Description

Background:

A unit of physicians, nurses and research staff perform clinical trials research in order to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine. The goals of the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit are:

  • Increase the visibility of HIV vaccine research studies withing the Boston community as an (1) educational resource, (2) community advocate, and (3) clinical research site.
  • Promote academic and humanitarian mission through (1) leading and contributing to discussions about HIV, and (2) making connections within the scientific, student and activist communities.

Methodology:

Held transgender women focus group to explore barriers and facilitators to participation in clinical trials and research. Used feedback from the groups to establish "My 'T' Matters" campaign, a series of ads to recruit participants specifically from the transgender community.

Results:

Series of activities targeted towards engaging the community, including:

  • Plan and attend events that focus on raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in general community and events that target specific community
  • Where there are gaps in programming, create HIV vaccine awareness / recruitment campaigns
  • Collaborate with group leaders
  • Support organizations that address HIV related issues
  • Online canvassing through use of social media

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Nov 4th, 8:30 AM Nov 4th, 3:30 PM

Brigham and Women’s Hospital HIV Vaccine Trials Unit: Using Research to Engage Communities in HIV Prevention

Background:

A unit of physicians, nurses and research staff perform clinical trials research in order to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine. The goals of the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit are:

  • Increase the visibility of HIV vaccine research studies withing the Boston community as an (1) educational resource, (2) community advocate, and (3) clinical research site.
  • Promote academic and humanitarian mission through (1) leading and contributing to discussions about HIV, and (2) making connections within the scientific, student and activist communities.

Methodology:

Held transgender women focus group to explore barriers and facilitators to participation in clinical trials and research. Used feedback from the groups to establish "My 'T' Matters" campaign, a series of ads to recruit participants specifically from the transgender community.

Results:

Series of activities targeted towards engaging the community, including:

  • Plan and attend events that focus on raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in general community and events that target specific community
  • Where there are gaps in programming, create HIV vaccine awareness / recruitment campaigns
  • Collaborate with group leaders
  • Support organizations that address HIV related issues
  • Online canvassing through use of social media

 

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