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The BEAT-HIV Socio-Behavioral Sciences and Ethics Working Group was established in 2019 to understand community perceptions around HIV cure-directed research, assess participant experiences, and examine ethical aspects of HIV cure-directed science.
The BEAT-HIV Socio-Behavioral Sciences and Ethics Working Group adopts a multi-disciplinary approach by bridging clinical and biomedical research, social and behavioral sciences, and ethics and community and patient engagement in HIV cure-directed research. Projects receive input from the BEAT-HIV Community Engagement Group and are implemented collaboratively.
Examples of past and current projects are highlighted below:
BEAT-HIV Participant Experiences Studies
- “I know that I was a part of making a difference:” Participant Motivations for Joining a Cure-Directed HIV Trial with an Analytical Treatment Interruption
- Participant experiences in HIV cure-directed trial with an extended analytical treatment interruption in Philadelphia, United States. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37837376/
BEAT-HIV Home-Based Viral Load Acceptability Study
- Participant Experiences using Novel Home-Based Blood Collection Device for Viral Load Testing in HIV Cure Trials with Analytical Treatment Interruptions https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35968737/
- “We are looking at the future right now:” Community Acceptability of a Home-Based Viral Load test Device in the Context of HIV Cure-Related Research with Analytical Treatment Interruptions n the United States https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35348047/
- Preliminary Acceptability of a Home-Based Peripheral Blood Collection Device for Viral Load Testing in the Context of Analytical Treatment Interruptions in HIV Cure Trials: Results from a Nationwide Survey in the United States https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35207719/