2BeatHIV is a research project based at UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease and Department of Social Medicine. We are part of a 5 year, NIH funded grant called searcHIV, focused on examining the social and ethical aspects of research on curing HIV.
searcHIV is a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection.
searcHIV has 3 aims:
- Develop a theoretical framework about HIV cure research and early implementation using historical, conceptual and ethical data.
- Determine HIV cure stakeholder perspectives on cure research and early implementation.
- Develop crowdsourcing contests to promote stakeholder engagement focusing on the social and ethical implications of HIV cure research.
We are aim 3 of the project!
2BeatHIV is working to find ways to improve community engagement around HIV cure research. 2BeatHIV wants people to be involved and gain a sense of ownership over the future of HIV cure. The project hosts a series of contests to get the best community-based ideas on how to spread the word about HIV cure research.
We have 3 project sites:
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