This project will educate communities on AIDS and will provide information and resources to individuals interested in participating in HIV vaccine trials.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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.
How will this project solve this problem?
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.
Potential 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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $515
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $515 . The original project funding goal was $60,000.