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Investing in the future: lessons learnt from communicating the results of HSV/ HIV intervention trials in South Africa

By 17 June 2011

Communicating the results of randomised controlled trials may present challenges for researchers who have to work with communities and policy-makers to anticipate positive outcomes, while being aware that results may show no effect or harm. This paper presents a case study from the perspective of researchers in South Africa about the lessons learnt from communicating the results of four trialsevaluating treatment for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) as a new strategy for HIV prevention.

Title: Investing in the future: lessons learnt from communicating the results of HSV/ HIV intervention trials in South Africa Author: Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Jonathan Stadler, Philippe Mayaud, Helen Rees Year: 2011