Reciprocity and retaining African-American women with HIV in research.

Journal Article

Retaining African-American women who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive in longitudinal research is crucial to improving prevention and treatment in this population. Interviews with 22 African-American HIV-positive women conducted at the end of a 2-year study indicated that over the course of the study, reports of discomfort with participation gave way to reports of appreciating the benefits of participation. Women commented on the importance of their relationships with researchers, in which they received benefits and provided a service to the researchers. We postulate that developing reciprocity between research teams and participants may be helpful in retaining African-American women in research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mallory, C; Miles, MS; Holditch-Davis, D

Published Date

  • February 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 35 - 41

PubMed ID

  • 11840408

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11840408

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8201

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0897-1897

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/apnr.2002.29529


  • eng