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Research Nomads

Keitumetse Tshwene, a Research Assistant, carries the equipment necessary for in-home HIV testing and counseling.

By Martha Henry

Each of the two field teams for the Botswana Combination Prevention Project (BCPP) consists of 16 Research Assistants (RAs), seven drivers, two supervisors, two lab assistants, and two IT assistants. Team members come from across Botswana. In addition to Setswana, many of the RAs speak other local languages. They range in age from early 20s to late 30s. Many of them worked as HIV counselors before joining the team. Continue reading