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Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Mission Towards the Community

Enhance the reach and impact of Duke studies by supporting collaborative community research and assisting investigators in the dissemination of findings to the community and larger scientific arena.

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Each year in November, El Centro Hispano celebrates the anniversary of its LGBTQ programs that work to build bridges in the LGBTQ Latinx community through outreach, education, and advocacy, creating safe spaces where the community can grow and become the greatest version of themselves! This celebratory event gathers the community, LGBTQ community members, allies, valued partners, service providers, and public servants, to enjoy a dinner and the Friday Kahlo Award ceremony which recognizes strong partners and allies of our programs.

This year, the award for Organization of the Year went to the Duke PrEP Clinic. Congratulations to the Duke PrEP Clinic!

More information:
Duke PrEP Clinic for HIV Prevention
PrEP HIV-Prevention Clinic Opens at Duke

Community Partner

Triangle Empowerment Center

Community Advisory Boards

The Duke CFAR's Community Advisory Boards provide essential input to Core activities in both Durham and Moshi, Tanzania.  Each CAB meets at least once a quarter and invites speakers from the Duke CFAR and other organizations to present on topics selected by the CAB.  Both CABs have approximately 30 members who represent persons infected/affected by HIV (including children and adolescents), non-governmental AIDS service organizations, governmental, and faith-based organizations.  Each CAB has a designated liaison from the Duke CFAR: Bona Shirima RN ( for the Moshi CAB.  CAB meetings in both locations are attended by at least one Clinical Core investigator.  A notable feature of the Moshi CAB is a Youth Subcommittee which addresses the needs of youth infected/affected by HIV.  The Durham CAB has sent representatives to the past three  National CFAR CAB Coalition meetings, and has been active withinthis group.  The Duke CFAR embraces the participation of its CAB members in the Research Retreats, visiting speaker series, chalk talks, implementation of the Clinical Database and Biorepository, and other special projects.  The Duke CFAR has co-sponsored numerous community outreach events such as the Annual Treatment Update and World AIDS Day celebrations.