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  • Author
    Shiv Nadkarni
  • PI

    Joseph Daniels

  • Co-Author

  • Title

    Queering Up CABs: Building an MSM Community Advisory Board from the Ground Up Using a Logic Model for HIV Intervention Work in South Africa

  • Program

    Global Short-Term Training Program

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  • Abstract

    Abstract | Community advisory boards (CABs) are utilized in community-based participatory research contexts to carry out a number of roles, including serving as a link between study personnel and community, helping recruit volunteers, and obtaining intervention-specific feedback [1]. CABs may represent the community-at-large or they may represent the needs of a particular group at risk [2]. Working from the population-specific model, we are seeking to create a CAB made up of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and are in relationships in Eastern Cape, South Africa to provide community voices in the development of an HIV research intervention called MPowered in Relationships (MR). Before recruiting for the MSM CAB, we have identified three methodological frameworks—Resiliency, Vernacular Knowledge, and Critical Pedagogy—which have been operationalized to inform a logic model for the CAB [3,4,5]. The logic model will be used to recruit for the CAB and to meet CAB programmatic goals over the 3-year course of developing and delivering the theatre and media-based interpersonal relationship intervention. Longer term, we hope that the CAB sustains beyond the duration of the research project and fosters a bidirectional relationship between the East London community and the research team to inform on future avenues of community-informed research.

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