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Reducing HIV Stigma to Increase HIV Testing among Adolescents and Young Adults in Kazakhstan Using a Crowdsourcing Approach

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Funding Fogarty Program

Stigma HIV/AIDS

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Reducing HIV Stigma to Increase HIV Testing among Adolescents and Young Adults in Kazakhstan Using a Crowdsourcing Approach

Principal Institution

Columbia University New York Morningside

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Davis, Alissa; Mergenova, Gaukhar

Project Contact Information

ad3324@columbia.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2021–2023

Country

Kazakhstan

NIH Partners

NICHD

Project Description

This project will assess whether a digital crowdsourced intervention can reduce HIV stigma and promote HIV self-testing among adolescents and young adults (AYA). NIH has emphasized the need for research on interventions to reduce HIV-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The study has the highest public health significance: it uses a community-based participatory approach to engage local AYA to develop a digital crowdsourced HIV stigma reduction and self-testing intervention to reduce HIV stigma and increase HIV testing; and addresses two areas highlighted in the December 2019 notice on research priorities from the NIH Office of AIDS Research (NOT-OD-20-018), namely, research that examines health and social issues, such as stigma, in populations or settings with high HIV prevalence or incidence, and developing effective socio- behavioral interventions to achieve uptake of HIV prevention and treatment strategies and reduce health disparities.

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