The Belo Horizonte site’s Mosaico Community Education team participated in an interview for Evellyn Loren’s YouTube channel, a channel aimed to the LGBTQIA+ population, with the purpose of talking about the Mosaico Study and its importance. The community educator team (Lucas Emanuel, Max Ferreira) along with the Community Education Coordinator Jeferson Fonseca and the Study Nurse Ana Clara Maia were present for this super productive and enlightening chat. Being very influential with the LGBTQIA+ population of the greater Belo Horizonte area, Evellyn and her team always raise issues of interest to the community, the communications team, and activists for the cause.
We also participated in the Mister G 2021 contest, which chose the most influential and representative gay man of the capital. Jeferson Fonseca (CER) was a guest judge of the contest and, together with Community Educator Max Nunes, reinforced the importance of the Mosaico Study for the entire population, besides bringing giveaways for the contestants and the other jurors.
To be successful in continuing Mosaico activities, the team is committed to retention strategies for participants. We have been constantly welcoming the volunteers, not only in face-toface study appointments, but also through weekly cards, social networks, online consultations, and assistance to the participants outside of their visits through HIV prevention kits and monthly food baskets. Our door is open to everyone during the week. Although the recruitment phase of the study is over, the Mosaico team continues the activities with much excitement and also with much assistance to the participants.
Jeferson Fonseca is the Community Engagement Coordinator, and Max Ferreira, Lucas Emanuel and Luize Campos are the Community Educators for the Belo Horizonte Clinical Research Site.