This summer, researchers based at City, University of London have conducted interviews to understand how adults, living with HIV, share health information online. The study involved semi-structured interviews and comfort rating activities to capture how comfortable people might feel about sharing health information (and how that changes depending on person and situation).
In total, 26 people were interviewed, from a broad range of backgrounds:
Key learnings: recruitment
One of the key learnings was the recruitment approach. We provided a range of ways to engage: face-to-face, virtually, in the home and in venues based around the country (in Bristol, Glasgow, London and Manchester). We also reached out to a range of HIV charities and support services, which accounted for the broad range of interviewees.
The interviews have been transcribed, and are currently being analysed to draw out key themes. The analysis will help to inform a ‘co-design’ (collaborative design) session that will be taking place in the summer, plus the next phase of the project that involves the design and prototyping of new applications.
Written by Bakita and Adrian