Community Engagement


The IMPACTA approach for community engagement is based on the Good Participatory Practice for Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials. We use the CAB model for community involvement following NIAID recommendations.


Impacta has effectively engaged the Peruvian community in clinical trials sponsored by the DAIDS scientific research networks during the past twelve years. This has been done through the construction of sustained relationships and effective communications with diverse communities, and by addressing their concerns and needs. This successful partnership between researchers and community has made it possible to recruit 3,519 volunteers in 33 clinical trials of the vaccine, prevention and treatment network. Our success has depended upon the identification and engagement of community stakeholders that ultimately represent the interest of people who have been recruited or participated in the trials.


Community engagement plans are based in increase trust in the research process; 2) relevance and investment of communities in the research processes; access to hard to reach populations; culturally and linguistically relevant messages; increased awareness of HIV transmission methods; changes in attitudes and perceptions regarding research; a direct opportunity for public health impact.


The identification of key stakeholders is the entry point for starting successful community engagement. Stakeholders are individuals, groups, organizations or government bodies that influence or are affected by the conduct or outcome of a clinical trial. How clinical trials are perceived in the communities where trials occur can directly affect support for research. IMPACTA, over the past decade, have performed an environment scan through systematic formative studies. We have been able to plan for efficient strategic communication plans around the clinical trials we have performed. These plans helped determine strengths and weaknesses of the studies, identify strategies for ongoing communication with stakeholders, develop proper educational material and strategies for trial launches, prevent and manage crisis, and implement dissemination plan of trial result.



Meeting space created by the NGO Impact for LGBT boys and girls, where they promote cultural, social, artistic and health.







Annual event through blankets, honor the memory of those who died of AIDS in Peru.

History of the Blankets of Love

In mid-1987, unpequeño group of people in San Francisco (USA), wanted to remember the lives DeSUS friends and family who died a cause of HIV / AIDS. This homenajetenía also the purpose of calling for the world enterocomprenda that HIV / AIDS is closer than we think and what we wanted.


Thus began was that "TheNames Project" (Project Name). This project seeks to recall a quienesfallecieron a cause of HIV / AIDS By mantasconmemorativas elaboration. In Peru this initiative is called "Blankets of Love".

Blankets of Love seeks to reach the hearts of the general population as the Mourners of personasfallecidas by this disease. It is intended that all disease are sensitized Aesta regards to and not anyone that discrimination in the memory of personasque left us, and seek support Prevent HIV prevention initiatives / AIDS.

So far hanreunido About 800 Blankets of Love, designed and Developed by relatives, partners and friends of Peruvians who died a cause of HIV / AIDS.


How do I make a blanket?


Step 1: Get telafuerte medium thickness, of any color. Measures should be 0.90 x 1.90 mts.

Step 2: You can paint, sew, embroider or to paste the name of the person whom you want to remember.

Some suggestions:


Paint: Paint the letters using indelible ink or paint.

Applique: Sew fabric letters (not enough glue, because you can take off).

Collage: You may want to use photocopies, print them on fabric and then sew them on the blanket.


Who can participate?


All those who know what it means to have a friend or relative with HIV / AIDS.

All those who want to share be part of the fight against HIV / AIDS.





Evento 1° de Diciembre