Framed around priorities emerging from consortium's research and analysis, STRIVE organises much of its work under key themes. Five cross-partner working groups (WG) are co-led by senior staff from different STRIVE partner organisations. Each group is responsible for synthesising learning on its particular theme and for integrating these lessons with insights from the wider research community. 

We have compiled our most important thematic resources into one-page handouts to share online and at important meetings and conferences. These one-pagers provide a thematic map to our website and are available to download here.

 Working Groups

Alcohol WG – To deepen understanding of the associations between alcohol, HIV and other structural factors; conduct a study to assess how alcohol availability and promotion affects young people’s sexual health and safety in India, Tanzania and South Africa

Chairs: Dr Katherine Fritz ICRW-DC, Dr Gerry Mshana NIMR

Biomedical WG – To assess the impact of different structural factors, including stigma, violence, and poverty, on the uptake and adherence to biomedical prevention options and HIV treatment, and the implications for interventions

Chairs: Dr Sinead Delany-Moretlwe Wits RHI, Dr James Hargreaves LSHTM

Co-financing WG – To develop economic evidence for the benefits of intervening upstream, including realising development synergies, and identifying opportunities for co-financing structural HIV interventions

Chairs: Dr Anna Vassall LSHTM, Prof Charlotte Watts LSHTM

Gender, Norms and Violence WG – To understand and address gender-related norms and violence as drivers of HIV

Chairs: Parinita Bhattacharjee KHPT, Dr Lori Heise LSHTM

Transactional Sex WG – To assess the importance of transactional sex for HIV among young women in sub-Saharan Africa, and the implications for interventions

Chairs: Dr Joyce Wamoyi NIMR, Dr Kirsten Stoebenau ICRW-DC