A microbicide trial routinely provides training to members of the local community and to members of a community advisory board — often formed specifically for the trial — as well as to other community groups. Interactive training sessions focus on research literacy, research ethics, and the potential use of microbicides for HIV prevention. The community is typically engaged before any participants have been recruited for the trial, as well as during the trial and the dissemination of results.
This page includes some of materials used to train community members and community advisory boards. It also includes materials that can guide investigators on how to engage the community and tools for introducing and building capacity in the use of good participatory practice guidelines.