30 Jun 2010
Mastering new skills in Viet Nam
The network of people living with HIV in Viet Nam (VNP+) held a two-day training on data collection (24-25 June 2010) to enable VNP+ data collectors to gather the experiences and perspectives of people living with HIV for a study on Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention.
Supported by the Population Council and GNP+, the training focused on principles of research, interview techniques and the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs).Through practice and role-play, eight people living with HIV who are members of VNP+ and who have been trained as data collectors refined the questionnaire and developed their interviewing and technical skills.
VNP+ will be conducting 600 interviews with people living with HIV in Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City. Findings from the study will support VNP+ in advocating for supportive policies and programmes for people living with HIV in Viet Nam’s national strategy on HIV prevention and control, which is currently under revision.
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