AIDS 2018

STRIVE at AIDS 2018

14 February 2018
Sephy Valuks

 

STRIVE pre-conference session: Successfully tackling the structural drivers of HIV

What works to tackle structural drivers of HIV? 

How can this evidence inform policy-making and programme implementation?

STRIVE's one-day pre-conference session - on 21 July 2018 - will synthesize evidence on structural drivers of HIV, including findings from studies conducted as part of the STRIVE research consortium. Policy makers, implementers, civil society advocates and researchers will lead a series of panel discussions on ways to tackle structural drivers that impact on:

  • Sustainable Development Goals, by achieving multiple benefits

  • The delivery of biomedical prevention technologies including PrEP

  • The sexual health of adolescent girls and young women

The session will be designed to encourage participation and debate among all, rather than a formal "Q and A" format. Themes related to HIV risk will include addressing alcohol, gender inequality, social norms, intimate partner violence, stigma, and transactional sex. Panel members will debate evidence on a new co-financing model for multiple-benefit interventions. Delegates will receive evidence briefs, technical summaries, and guidance on measuring structural drivers. This session is designed for policy makers, implementers, civil society advocates and researchers.

If you are interested in joining the event on 21 July 2018, please fill out this form and email it to strive(at)lshtm.ac.uk