Clinical trials and research: an HIV community guide (2023)
1 January 2023. Related: Advocacy and learning materials, Guides, News, Publications.
This online resource explains how research studies work and why they are important.
It covers how to understand the results and the roles of the advocate in research.
- Read this chapter online (Section 8 of the training manual for advocates, 2023).
- Download whole manual 399 Kb (PDF of 2009 edition, 2023 to follow)
The online edition of the rest of this resource was updated in January 2021.
The 2009 edition is available in Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Community involvement in HIV research is important. Advocates have always argued for active participant and community representation and involvement at all stages of our health care, including research.
This includes being involved on the type of research and the design of studies. It helps make sure that:
- Studies are run properly.
- All participants receive at least the current standard-of-care treatment.
- We are able to follow both enrolment and how the study is run.
- We are able to monitor and follow early results.
- As people living with HIV, advocates are aware of how upcoming treatment advances. might change future standard of care.
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