Successfully Recruiting Black and Hispanic/Latino Adolescents for Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV Prevention Research

Erin L.P. Bradley, Yzette Lanier, Afekwo M. Ukuku Miller, Bridgette M. Brawner, Madeline Y. Sutton

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Abstract

Disparities in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV between Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents and their white counterparts are well documented. Researchers may encounter notable challenges recruiting Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents for sexual risk reduction studies. In this article, we present information to assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating recruitment and retention strategies. We also provide practical examples of challenges and solutions from three STI/HIV epidemiologic or prevention intervention studies with different study purposes and populations. Researchers can use this information to aid proposal development, create or refine a recruitment/retention protocol before implementation, and troubleshoot challenges during implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2020

Keywords

  • Adolescent research
  • Black/African American
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Recruit
  • Sexually transmitted infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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