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Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Related to HIV Vaccines and Vaccine Research: Social and Behavioral Implications for Future HIV Vaccine Trials: A Qualitative Study in the Dominican Republic

Citation

Barrington, Clare; Moreno, Luis A.; & Kerrigan, Deanna L. (2005). Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Related to HIV Vaccines and Vaccine Research: Social and Behavioral Implications for Future HIV Vaccine Trials: A Qualitative Study in the Dominican Republic. Seattle: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/HIV Vaccine Trials Network/Unidad de Vacunas/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Abstract

In addition to establishing biomedical safety and efficacy, HIV vaccine research initiatives also face the challenge of addressing critical social and behavioral issues related to the vaccine development process. The current study sought to explore local knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding HIV vaccines and participation in HIV vaccine studies in the Dominican Republic. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were carried out with 35 participants from three groups: 1) Individuals considered at higher risk for HIV infection (street-based female sex workers, establishment-based female sex workers, male STI clinic attendees); 2) Individuals considered at lower risk of HIV infection (adult men and women attending an outpatient care clinic); and 3) Individuals who work with HIV/AIDS and/or vaccine programs. Data analysis included multiple readings of interview transcripts to identify key themes, and coding of transcripts using the

Reference Type

Book

Year Published

2005

Author(s)

Barrington, Clare
Moreno, Luis A.
Kerrigan, Deanna L.