Original Articles

Research Agenda to Facilitate Community Participation In HIV Vaccine Research: A Participatory Approach

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 23, issue 2, 2013, pages: 375–378
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2013.10820640
Author(s): Anthea LeschStellenbosch University, South Africa, Sagri SinghInternational AIDS Vaccine Initiative Country and Regional Programmes, USA, Zuhayr KafaarStellenbosch University, South Africa, Leslie SwartzStellenbosch University, South Africa, Alexandre MenezesInternational AIDS Vaccine Initiative Country and Regional Programmes, USA

Abstract

This article reports on a participatory process to generating a research agenda to guide research on community participation in HIV vaccine research. Community members representing stakeholder parties involved in the HIV vaccine research enterprise were invited to participate in the process. Fourty-five participants participated in the process and we used interactive techniques to stimulate discussion and interaction between community members at different levels of the HIV vaccine research enterprise. Through the process we generated a locally grounded research agenda to guide research on community participation in HIV vaccine research that originates out of the experiences, challenges and concerns of community members.

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