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Title

Increasing and supporting the participation of persons of color living with HIV/AIDS in AIDS clinical trials

Authors

Gwadz MV, Colon P, Ritchie AS

Network Affiliation

Other

Organization

 

Journal Name

Current HIV/AIDS Rep.

Publication Date

11/1/2010

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20737252

Link to full-text

http://www.springerlink.com/content/y526p6333730784v/

PMID

20737252

Abstract

Persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) of color are under-represented in AIDS clinical trials (ACTs), which may limit the generalizability of research findings and denies many individuals access to high levels of care and new treatments available through ACTs. Disproportionately low rates of recruitment in health care settings and by providers are a major barrier to ACTs for this group. Moreover, PLHA of color are more likely than their white peers to decline to participate, mainly due to fear and mistrust (although willingness is also high), negative social norms about ACTs, and difficulty navigating the unfamiliar ACT system. We describe a small number of successful behavioral and structural interventions to increase the participation of PLHA of color in screening for and enrollment into ACTs. HIV care settings, clinical trials sites, and trial sponsors are uniquely positioned to develop procedures, supports, and trials to increase the proportion of PLHA of color in ACTs.

Keywords

 

Topic

MSM; Racial Disparities; Risk Reduction Counseling; Women

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