As a study we invited the CAB as a key stakeholder to visit our labs, this process assisted to eliminate speculations that go with drawing of blood. The CAB is now able to explain fully to the community the pathway of blood samples. The other key stakeholder that we engaged are communities living with HIV. This relationship has helped us gain more information on the general expectations of this community. We have also been able to grow this relationship by training representatives of communities of people living with HIV. This has been a great opportunity to share research literacy which will in turn be rolled out to the various organisations of communities of people living with HIV.