Purpose of the Protocol

This protocol can be applied to research projects focused on the epidemiology of the disease, interventions and implementation of strategies which aim to reduce the impact of HIV among Indigenous peoples. This is also a flexible tool that can be adapted to accommodate the specific needs of research teams in local territories.

The overarching goal of this protocol is to provide general guidelines that help in designing and implementing research projects on HIV and AIDS with Indigenous peoples.
The objectives of the protocol are:

  • To provide guidelines to assess the application of ethical principles and the main methodological approaches in developing research projects with Indigenous peoples
  • To provide an overall framework to facilitate the involvement and full participation of Indigenous peoples in HIV research
  • To offer a model of research design for HIV research projects with Indigenous peoples