Diabetes and HIV – The Driven Study

Diabetes and HIV – Research Study Investigating the Views, Experiences and Needs of People Living with Both Conditions (the DRIVEN study).

 What is the purpose of the study?

Preliminary findings from the NHS-funded STOP Diabetes in HIV study suggest that people living with both diabetes and HIV might have specific health needs. People living with both conditions have been asking that their views regarding their experiences of healthcare are explored. This has not been researched before. The main aim of this extension to the STOP Diabetes in HIV study is to investigate the experiences of people who are living with both HIV and either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, in order to improve the management of their health.

Who is eligible to take part?

 Any adults living with both HIV and diabetes (type 1 or type 2)

  • Good understanding of English language
  • Able to provide informed consent to participate
  • Willing to take part in a recorded interview

 What will participants have to do?

The participant will be invited to take part in a research interview at a time and place of their choosing. The interview will be conducted by Alastair Duncan. We will encourage the participant to be honest about their feelings and experiences. The session will be digitally recorded and transcribed, and subsequently analysed by a research team. In recognition of effort participants will be reimbursed with £20 and any travel costs. All participant information will be kept confidential.

Who is organizing and funding the research?

 The study is sponsored by Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Trust and funded by BHIVA and the Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity. Alastair Duncan has overall responsibility for this study. This study was given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct in the NHS by the London-Bromley Research Ethics Committee.

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