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Reflections on participatory HIV prevention research with fishing communities, Uganda (PLA 66)

In this article in Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) 66, the authors reflect on their experiences as a multidisciplinary team, using participatory methods to research HIV/AIDS prevention in fishing villages in Uganda. Several of them were born and raised in fishing communities with professional training in social and medical anthropology, behaviour change communication, health and
social work. Coming from backgrounds that participants identified with helped to break down communication barriers and build trust. A blend of PLA methods and ethnographic approaches proved invaluable in conducting research with fishing communities, and would be with other vulnerable or high risk populations.

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