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Interpreting and Communicating Trial Results for New HIV Prevention Technologies
Interprétant et communiquant de résultats d’essais de nouvelles technologies de prévention du VIH

Project partners and funder

These workshop modules were developed through a partnership between the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) (in Canada), the Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT) and the New HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) (in Nigeria). Funding for this project was provided by the Canadian HIV Vaccines Initiative.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To increase the capacity of media representatives to report on NPT trials with accuracy and sensitivity.
  • To build skills amongst community‐based organizations to critically analyze media discourse about HIV prevention trials.
  • To increase the capacity of community representatives to understand and communicate NPT trial results effectively.

Adapting the Workshop:

You are encouraged to adapt the activities and slides to use recent examples of NPT trials, and to share information that is specific to the country in which you are delivering the workshop.

Target Audience:

The workshop has been designed for media representatives and community representatives, particularly those working on communications. The facilitators can adapt the modules as necessary to meet the needs of a particular audience (for example, you may choose to include more basic HIV information).


The workshop has been divided into eight modules. Delivering all modules can take up to three days, but a basic workshop can be conducted in one day by reducing the number of activities or removing slides and/or modules. Facilitators are encouraged to customize the workshop (i.e. re‐order slides or combine modules) to make it appropriate for the audience and for the timeframe available.


Workshop facilitators should have background knowledge of HIV and be able to explain new prevention technologies. Some experience with statistics may be helpful; it isn’t necessary to be a communications expert. The notes provided here will help to guide you through the modules but don’t provide you with a full script to accompany the slides.


Many tools and resources on NPTs have already been created and these workshop materials have drawn on the work of the Global Campaign for Microbicides, AVAC, the International Partnership for Microbicides, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and the Microbicides Media and Communications Initiative.

ICAD would like to thank San Patten and Marc‐André LeBlanc for their hard work in creating these workshop modules.


Production of this material has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.