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AIDS Educ Prev. 2018 Jun;30(3):243-253. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2018.30.3.243.

Community-Engaged Research as an Approach to Expedite Advances in HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment: A Call to Action.

Author information

1
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
2
Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute Program in Community Engagement.
3
University of North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina.
4
Regional Center for Infectious Diseases, Cone Health, Greensboro, North Carolina.
5
Health Programs, El Pueblo Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina.
6
Center for Health and Human Services Research, Talbert House, Cincinnati, Ohio.
7
APAES-Solidaridad, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Abstract

Throughout the world, we continue to face profound challenges to reducing the impact of the HIV epidemic. Community-engaged research has emerged as an approach to increase our understanding of HIV and reduce health disparities, increase health equity, and promote community and population health. Our partnership has conducted more than 25 community-engaged research studies in the U.S. and Guatemala, and members have identified nine themes to facilitate community-engaged research and expedite advances in HIV prevention, care, and treatment. These themes include the inclusion of multisectoral partners, trust building and maintenance, the alignment of partner priorities, a can-do attitude, capacity and desire to move beyond service and conduct research, flexibility, power sharing, empowerment, an assets orientation, the shared and timely use of findings, and a stepwise approach. To reduce HIV disparities, community-engaged research is as critical now as ever, and we desperately need to reinvigorate our commitment to and support of it.

KEYWORDS:

HIV; MSM; community-engaged research; gay; international; men who have sex with men; partnership

PMID:
29969308
PMCID:
PMC6055521
DOI:
10.1521/aeap.2018.30.3.243
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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