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Community Engagement

The Community Partners

This group was established to promote effective representation of, and timely communication among, the many communities in the United States and internationally that are involved with NIAID’s HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks. Community Partners includes representatives from each of the NIAID networks’ community groups,network staff, and an NIAID Division of AIDS (DAIDS) representative also participate as non-voting members. Responsibilities of Community Partners include enhancing intra- and inter-network community input at all levels of the research organization, identifying and developing programs to meet the training and support requirements of local Community Advisory Boards (CABs), increasing the representation and participation of community representatives from resource-limited settings, and identifying and addressing challenges and concerns to participation in clinical trials.

Community Partners recently developed Recommendations for Community Involvement in National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Research (PDF) along with an Executive Summary (PDF) En Español (PDF). The recommendations are intended to help community representatives and researchers working within NIAID’s clinical trials networks build more effective partnerships. By identifying key roles and responsibilities of site and network CABs, researchers and research staff, and DAIDS, it is hoped that these recommendations will help harmonize and guide this effort across the networks.

Be the Generation Bridge

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Be the Generation Bridge was established in the fall of 2011 to expand upon and continue work that was begun by the NIAID HIV Vaccine Research Education Initiative (NHVREI). The BTG Bridge extends the work of NHVREI beyond vaccines into other areas of biomedical prevention research, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), microbicides and treatment as prevention and continues to foster relationships with highly impacted communities in order to promote awareness, understanding, dialogue, and support for research on these prevention strategies.

The BTG Bridge is implemented through the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Communications (HANC), which houses the Legacy Project and FHI360, which implements the HIV Prevention Trials Network.

To learn more visit Be the Generation.

Last Updated January 05, 2010