Most STRIVE research is conducted in India, South Africa and Tanzania. All affected by HIV, these countries have diverse epidemics and cultural contexts, providing opportunities for comparative learning. STRIVE prioritises research that can be used to press for policy and other change to

  • enhance the impact of proven HIV prevention strategies,
  • reduce HIV
  • reduce the economic burden of HIV/AIDS on families and governments and thus
  • contribute towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

To address structural determinants of HIV – such as gender inequality, labour migration or alcohol use – requires extensive collaboration across disciplines and ministries. STRIVE seeks to share valuable learning about overcoming the methodological challenges of working this way.