In community-based research the involvement of communities or people who share a common experience or identity with the group being researched is of great importance. The community has a central voice in the research directions. “Peer Research Assistants” or “Community Research Associates” are those hired into roles to help with the research from start to finish.
PAN’s work encompasses the Greater and Meaningful Involvement on People Living with HIV (also known as GIPA) principles in CBR. These principles “aim to realize the rights and responsibilities of people living with HIV, including their right to self-determination and participation in decision-making processes that affect their lives.”
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