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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Behavioral and Social Sciences in HIV Vaccine Clinical Research

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The purpose of this workshop was to identify how HIV vaccine and Behavioral and Social Science (BSS) researchers, along with relevant communities, could undertake a more collaborative and integrative approach to the area of HIV vaccine clinical research. The workshop sought to identify challenges and opportunities as well as break new ground operationally to advance such an approach. During the 1.5 day workshop, presentations on key BSS topics, methodology, and experiences were presented and discussed. A community panel shared their experiences and insights related to trial participation and community engagement. To formulate concrete recommendations for addressing specific BSS issues in upcoming HIV vaccine clinical research, participants divided into groups to discuss the following topics: social impact, risk assessment, community engagement, informed consent, risk reduction, and special populations.

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Meeting/ Workshop

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