MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
90 High Holborn
In addition to completing questionnaires and daily diaries, we will ask approximately 50 men enrolled in the PROUD pilot study to take part in one-to-one discussions and around another 80 men to take part in one of approximately ten group-discussions.
From the one-to-one discussions, we want to understand factors that could influence the uptake of PrEP, how men will use PrEP and how using PrEP will influence men’s sexual behaviour and sex lives more generally.
From the group discussions, we want to understand factors that could influence other men to join a larger PROUD trial in the future or influence them to leave the PROUD study early, as well as finding ways to improve the study.
The discussions will be very interactive and men will be encouraged to talk freely about the PROUD study and their experiences with PrEP.
For more detailed information about the one-to-one and group discussions and what is involved in taking part, please read the Supplementary Participant Information Sheet and Supplementary Informed Consent form.
The discussion guides were developed by the social science advisory group (SSAG) which comprises researchers working in HIV prevention research in England, Scotland and France.
The Social Science Advisory Group members are:
|Agata Pacho||Goldsmiths, University of London|
|Anthony Nardone||Public Health England|
|Caroline Rae||Chelsea and Westminster NHS|
|David Dolling||MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL|
|Elizabeth Poliquin||University College London|
|Ford Hickson||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|Gill Bell||Sheffield NHS|
|Ingrid Young||MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow|
|Lisa McDaid||MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow|
|Marsha Rosengarten||Goldsmiths, University of London|
|Michael Rayment||Chelsea and Westminster NHS|
|Mitzy Gafos||MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL|
|Nicolas Lorente||ANRS IPERGAY trial|
|Rob Horne||University College London|
|Sheena McCormack||MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL|
|Sonali Wayal||University College London|
|Will Nutland||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
For more details on the social science components of the PROUD study please contact Mitzy Gafos at firstname.lastname@example.org