HIV/AIDS Network Helps Build Black Clevelanders' Trust In COVID-19 Studies

Black and Latinx enrollment in clinical studies has nearly doubled in HIV vaccine clinical trials due to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network in Cleveland implementing an engagement model that addresses community distrust through education and community participation. Now, as clinical studies are launched for a COVID-19 vaccine, the organization has pivoted to ensuring that institutions don't engage in "helicopter research," but instead involve the communities in the research efforts.

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