Community AIDS Outreach and Education in Soweto

by Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU)


This project will educate communities on AIDS and will provide information and resources to individuals interested in participating in HIV vaccine trials.

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The whole community needs to be informed and prepared before a vaccine trial can take place. This is necessary not only for those who eventually become volunteers in the trial, but also so that the whole community has the facts about the study to combat stigma and counter misconceptions.


Three complementary activities are involved with this project: 1) information workshops and community outreach events; 2) community advisory board; 3) prescreening individuals for possible participation in the trial.

Long-Term Impact

Preparing communities for vaccine trials will help speed the search for a preventive AIDS vaccine. It also combats stigma and misconceptions about the disease. Informed people mean fewer new infections and happier lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU)

Location: Soweto - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​​
Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU)
Jennifer Wiemer
Project Leader:
Jennifer Wiemer
Old Potch Road, Soweto, South Africa

Funded Project!

Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $515 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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