Project EAST (Education and Access to Services and Testing)

As a 5-year NINR funded research study, Project EAST 1) used qualitative methods to define community and individual factors that influence willingness of rural racial and ethnic minorities to participate in HIV/AIDS clinical trials, and 2) employed a systematic theory-based approach to develop a multi-level behavioral intervention to increase willingness to participate in HIV research among people living with HIV/AIDS, and willingness to refer to HIV clinical trials among service providers. This project is a community-academic partnership that spans eight NC counties and leverages the expertise of a multi-county, multi-stakeholder Community Advisory Board.

Giselle Corbie-Smith (PI)