STRIVE roadmap to AIDS 2018

03 July 2018
Sephy Valuks

STRIVE partners are presenting at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 23-27 July 2018. The theme of AIDS 2018 - "Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges" - draws attention to the rights-based approaches that are crucial to reaching key populations.

This roadmap details STRIVE sessions and presentations as well as events where STRIVE partners will contribute. Collect a brochure about our work at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine stand, booth 232 in the exhibition space.

Saturday 21 July 2018

Successfully tackling the structural drivers of HIV

STRIVE pre-conference session

Emerald Room, 9:30 – 17:00

After seven years of research on the structural drivers of HIV, the STRIVE research consortium – with co-hosts UKaid/DFID, UNAIDS, UNDP and SRHR Africa Trust – gather policy makers, implementers, civil society advocates, funding agencies and researchers for a unique day of debate and exchange.

The full-day session is divided into two parts, as we discuss how to address structural drivers in order to:

  1. achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  2. deliver comprehensive HIV prevention programmes

Drawing on this evidence and experience, panellists and participants address burning questions for the AIDS response:

  • What works to tackle the structural drivers of HIV?
  • How can evidence inform policy-making and programme implementation?

Fill out the registration form and return it to to register for a place at the session.

Monday 23 July 2018

Combination prevention for adolescents in eastern and southern Africa – evidence from the Evidence for HIV prevention in Southern Africa (EHPSA) programme

EHPSA Satellite

Hall 10, 08:00 - 10:00

Tuesday 21 July 2018

Social and behavioral science in 2018: Innovations, measurements and methods

Symposia session 

Hall 11B, 11:00 - 12:30

Kirsten Stoebenau (University of Maryland) presents Improving measures of transactional sex: An imperative for understanding adolescent girls and young women's HIV risk in Sub-Saharan Africa

Girl Uninterrupted: Evidence, Implementation & Agency in programming for girls & young womens

Symposia session 

Auditorium, 16:30 - 18:00

Sinead Delany Moretlwe (WITS RHI) presents Girl centered HIV prevention 

Ravi Verma (ICRW-ARO) presents Agency, visibility and voice: Gender equality with young women and men 

Thursday 26 July 2018

Confronting violence against women

Oral abstract session Track E

Elicium 1, 14:30 - 16:00

Sheila Harvey (MITU/LSHTM) presents Preventing intimate partner violence among women in Mwanza, Tanzania: Findings from the MAISHA (CRT01) cluster randomised controlled trial and implications for HIV prevention

Manuela Colombini (LSHTM) presents Integrating gender-based violence screening and support into HIV counselling and testing for adolescent girls and young women accessing PrEP in South Africa and Tanzania - experiences from the EMPOWER study 

Practical training on gender transformative programming


G104-105, 14:30 - 16:00

Ravi Verma (ICRW-ARO) presents Good practices to gain a better understanding on what we mean by gender transformation and how to move forward towards gender transformative programming in HIV and TB work 

The double-sided cascade of prevention and care and beyond

Bridging session

Hall 12, 14:30 - 16:00

James Hargreaves (LSHTM) presents Constructing and using cascades for HIV treatment and prevention

Precision programming: Using data to deliver the right programme to the right people

Symposia session

G104-105, 16:30 - 18:00

Gerry Mshana (NIMR) presents Mapping Alcohol Availability to Youth in Tanzania, South Africa and India: Implications for structural interventions against HIV

Friday 27 July 2018

Differentiated service delivery models

Oral abstract session Track E

Elicium 1, 11:00 - 12:30

Sinead Delany-Moretlwe (WITS-RHI) presents Empowerment clubs did not increase PrEP continuation among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa and Tanzania – Results from the EMPOWER randomised trial 


Self-stigma is the worst kind of stigma: Internalised stigma and navigating HIV care amongst health workers living with HIV in Zambia and South Africa, the HPTN071 (PopART) stigma ancillary study V. Bond, M. Mwamba, N. Vanqa, D. Ziba, D. Milimo, L. Vilijoen, T. Mainga, H. Ayles, M. Steinhaus, J. Hargreaves, G. Hoddinott, T. Nicholson, A. Stangl

The HIV stigma landscape in sub-Saharan Africa: Baseline findings of a mixed-method, comprehensive evaluation nested in the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial J. Hargreaves, A. Stangl, G. Hoddinott, T. Mainga, S. Floyd, K. Sabapathy, H. Jones, L. Viljoen, T. Pliakas, S. Krishnaratne, C. Mubekapi-Musadaidzwa, V. Bond, HPTN (071) PopART Team

Capitalizing on aspirations of adolescent girls to reduce their sexual health risks: Implications for girls' HIV prevention in Tanzania J. Wamoyi, D. Nyato, N. Kyogombe, A.M. Buller, L.H. Heise

Measuring gender norms associated with transactional sex for adolescent girls and young women in Central Uganda - implications for structural interventions K. Stoebenau, J.B. Bingenheimer, I.N. Ddumba, N. Kyegombe, S. Namakula, J. Mulindwa

Understanding motives for initiating PrEP amongst adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in South Africa and Tanzania S. Lees, F. Scorgie, E. Mashauri, N. Khoza, L. Ramskin, D. Baron, S. Delaney, S. Harvey

HIV prevention cascades: Progress towards a single unifying framework that can replicate the success of treatment and care cascades R. Schaefer, E. Fearon, S. Gregson, J.R. Hargreaves