Alcohol Consumption and HIV: The Neglected Interface

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"Many countries with heavy HIV and alcohol burdens do not fully recognize these epidemics as intrinsically interconnected. Missed opportunities for synergistic prevention and treatment of HIV and alcohol abound. Few HIV policies, services for HIV prevention or research projects adequately address alcohol-HIV harms or include alcohol use as an HIV risk factor."

The Cash Dividend: The Rise of Cash Transfer Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Report assimilating a range of evidence on the use of cash transfer programs. The report draws from a range of sources and programmes in different contexts to illustrate the current state of both conditional and non-conditional cash transfers, including some of the challenges to implementation and efficacy.

Addressing the structural drivers of HIV: a luxury or necessity for programmes?

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This editorial introduces a special issue of Journal of the International AIDS Society on the structural drivers of HIV.

Paying girls to stay in school: a good return on HIV investment?

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Letter to The Lancet by STRIVE researchers highlighting the multi-sector benefits of interventions that address the structural drivers of HIV. As AIDS funding shrinks, measures that address the social and economic drivers of HIV are in danger of being overlooked.

Guardian Science Weekly Podcast - interview with Charlotte Watts

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The Guardian science correspondent Alok Jha interviews STRIVE Research Director Charlotte Watts (scroll to 24 mins and 40 secs).

Special journal issue on the structural drivers of HIV

Published today, a special issue of Journal of the International AIDS Society draws attention to the role of structural drivers in HIV programmes. The editorial, co-authored by STRIVE's Charlotte Watts and Lori Heise, poses the provocative question: 'Addressing the structural drivers of HIV: a luxury or necessity for programmes?'

Partner violence as a central issue for public health: The Guardian Science interviews Charlotte Watts

How does one collect good data on such a complicated and often hidden subject as domestic violence? And, more importantly, why?

Breaking the Multiple Constraints on Poor Women's Livelihoods

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A summary report on the findings of two pilot projects in West Bengal, India and Sindh, Pakistan, which focused on ‘graduating’ women out of extreme poverty. The projects recognized that extreme poverty is not based solely on a lack of material resources, such as income and assets. It is also invariably due to a lack of human resources (such as education and skills) and social resources (such as supportive kinship relations and community solidarity).

STRIVE researchers' letter in The Lancet: Cross-sector financing for structural interventions

Should the HIV sector meet the entire cost of structural interventions? Or should synergistic development programmes - such as those to keep young girls in schools - be co-financed?

A letter addressing these questions appears in today's edition of The Lancet.

Parivartan - changing gender norms through sport