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HIV prevention and community engagement: 15 years on Volume 16 Issue 11-12

Michael Salter

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 16(12) 187 - 189 Published: 2005

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Michael Salter


The translation of research findings into evidence-based
health promotion remains an important challenge in HIV
prevention. Despite an increasing emphasis on establishing
‘community engagement’ and ‘knowledge transfer’
frameworks within health research, there has been little
discussion of either the long-term nature of this work or
the maintenance of the linkages between organisations and
individuals that result from it. This article will provide an
overview of the work of the National Centre in HIV Social
Research (NCHSR) in this area, and will highlight the
importance of reflexivity and adaptability in established
knowledge transfer systems in the context of changing
social, political and epidemiological environments.