2BeatHIV is a non-profit organization that promotes HIV clinical research engagement, hosts crowdsourcing contests to identify and develop projects that solve health problems and promote health equity.
2BeatHIV is working to find ways to improve community engagement around HIV cure research. 2BeatHIV wants people to be involved and gain a sense of ownership over the future of HIV cure. The project hosts a series of contests to get the best community-based ideas on how to spread the word about HIV cure research.
2BeatHIV originated from a research project based at UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease and Department of Social Medicine. We were part of a 5 year, NIH funded grant called searcHIV, focused on examining the social and ethical aspects of research on curing HIV. searcHIV was a multi-site, multi-disciplinary working group focusing on investigating the biosocial implications of curing HIV infection.
searcHIV had 3 aims:
- Develop a theoretical framework about HIV cure research and early implementation using historical, conceptual and ethical data.
- Determine HIV cure stakeholder perspectives on cure research and early implementation.
- Develop crowdsourcing contests to promote stakeholder engagement focusing on the social and ethical implications of HIV cure research.
- November 2018: Ursuline Academy Alumnae Award: 2018 Young Alumna of the Year. Dallas, TX.
- March 2018: Red Ribbon Community Service Award from the North Carolina Community AIDS Fund: Caressa White Education & Program Development Award
- October 2017: ACHI Magazine: Health and Wellness Award Nomination
- September 2017: NC Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities: Dr. John Hatch Early Career Achievement Award
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