CHARISMA: 'To empower women to be safe while using the vaginal ring'

The charisma intervention pilot integrated delivery of HIV prevention with relationship skills building and intimate partner violence (IPV) counseling for women at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Beginning in June 2016, CHARISMA lay counselors conducted relationship assessments with women using the vaginal dapivirine ring for HIV prevention in the MTN-025 (HOPE) study.

Transactional sex and HIV risk: from analysis to action

Join the Facebook live session on 27 September, 14:00 - 15:30 BST.

Join the Facebook live session on 27 September, 14:00 - 15:30 BST.

To stop AIDS we must reach the ‘mobile population’

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This expert opinion, written by STRIVE research director, Professor Janet Seeley, was originally published by LSHTM here.

Interview with Kanengo Zoe Nakamba at AIDS 2018

Kanengo Zoe Nakamba, an activist from SRHR Africa Trust, spoke at the STRIVE pre-conference session about challenges young people face in accessing services. A key recommendation arising from the morning session was to ‘galvinise youth’. This video gives a quick overview of the key issues as she understands them.

Interview with Catherine Sozi at AIDS 2018

Catherine Sozi, (Director UNAIDS Regional Support Team, Eastern & Southern Africa) presented the opening address at the STRIVE pre-conference session at AIDS 2018 on 21 July 2018.

Gender norms and poverty versus educational and individual resilience: What is the contribution of Samata?

This Learning Lab presents the qualitative study findings from the Samatacluster randomised-control trial in rural south India. Samata’s aim was to reduce secondary school drop-out and child marriage among marginalised adolescent girls.

Highlights from the STRIVE pre-conference meeting at AIDS 2018

Policy makers, implementers, civil society members, advocates and researchers assembled in Amsterdam on 21 July 2018, to participate in the STRIVE pre-conference session at AIDS2018.

Policy makers, implementers, civil society members, advocates and researchers assembled in Amsterdam on 21 July 2018, to participate in the STRIVE pre-conference session at AIDS2018.

Structural factors and the HIV treatment and prevention cascade

There is an unmet need for HIV prevention, both through primary prevention and treatment-as-prevention, particularly in key populations. HIV prevention has been dominated by behaviour change, but structural factors have acted as a barrier. Recent advances in knowledge about biomedical prevention offer real promise for reducing HIV incidence at a population-level – if sufficient coverage achieved.

STRIVE for the SDGs

In 2011, STRIVE was established to develop an alternative perspective on fighting the HIV epidemic; replacing short-term thinking and vertical programming on HIV with system thinking on how to address upstream risk factors that HIV shares with multiple development outcomes.

It is STRIVE's firm belief that we will not be able to realise the promise of the SDGs without applying the type of inter-sectoral, upstream thinking that we been applying to HIV as part of STRIVE.

Transactional sex and HIV risk: from analysis to action

Engagement in transactional sex is significantly associated with increased HIV prevalence in women. In a review of this association, across eligible studies, women who had ever practiced transactional sex were on average 50% more likely to be living with HIV than women who had never practiced transactional sex.

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