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These posts written by FHI 360 thought leaders feature HIV/AIDS research evidence.


Can a test-and-prevent approach link people at risk of HIV to prevention services?
By Kayla Stankevitz and Definate Nhamo: This post describes a test-and-prevent intervention linking people at risk of HIV to prevention services.

Behavior change using social norms: Does the popular opinion leader intervention work in LMICs?
By Annette Brown and Caroline Harik: This post reviews studies that evaluate popular opinion leader interventions implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Exploring the value of traditional healers in modern health care systems
By Caroline Harik: This post explores research on the effectiveness of integrating traditional healers into modern health systems.

Research Roundtable video: Exploring the impact of stigma for people living with HIV in the United States
Allysha Maragh-Bass joins Annette Brown in this Research Roundtable video to discuss research on social ties and HIV stigma in the United States.

New evidence about intrauterine contraceptives can benefit women living with HIV in LMICs
By Katy Todd: This post shares results from a study which investigated the safety of hormonal intrauterine contraceptives among women living with HIV.

The evidence base for social norms-based approaches to reduce intimate partner violence in LMICs
By Annette Brown: This post presents findings from the intimate partner violence (IPV) and gender-based violence (GBV) subset of studies from a rapid evidence review.


Research Roundtable video: Expanding HIV PrEP with long-acting injectables
Betsy Tolley joins Annette Brown in this Research Roundtable video to discuss research on injectable HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Expanding HIV PrEP with long-acting injectables: What can we learn about acceptability from a clinical trial?
By Betsy Tolley: This post describes takeaways for researchers and implementers planning to introduce or design injectable HIV prevention products.

Did you get the message? My favorite behavior change studies can inform the COVID-19 response
By Julia Rosenbaum: This post describes existing behavior change evidence that can inform COVID-19 prevention communications.

Research Roundtable video: Addressing intimate partner dynamics to prevent HIV
Michele Lanham joins Annette Brown in this Research Roundtable video to discuss how formative research informed an HIV prevention intervention.

What’s wrong with the evidence for mHealth?
By Annette Brown: This post presents analysis of evidence for mHealth interventions and argues for more evidence from evaluations conducted at scale.


Everyone deserves to live free of violence: How HIV and GBV service integration can improve lives and effectively address twin epidemics
By Robyn Dayton and Betty Alvarez: This post describes an evaluation of efforts to integrate GBV services into an existing HIV program.

Understanding the financial lives of vulnerable groups using financial diaries
By Mandy Swann, Emily Namey and Lara Lorenzetti: This post explains what financial diaries are, how FHI 360 has used them in recent studies and lessons learned from using them.

The effectiveness of index testing and partner notification services in HIV case-finding in Zimbabwe
By Ishak Mohammed: This post examines new evidence from Zimbabwe on the implementation and experiences of a community HIV testing program.

Implementing an enhanced peer outreach approach to expand reach of HIV services among key populations
By Tiffany Lillie: This post shares findings from HIV research with key populations that used an enhanced peer outreach approach.

Attitudes towards the reproductive goals of HIV-serodiscordant couples in Kenya
By Ishak Mohammed: This post summarizes evidence on the perceptions of pregnancy in HIV-serodiscordant couples in Kenya.

We need to test medical devices and not just medicines to achieve global health goals
By David Jenkins: This post describes new quality control testing of condoms and the connection of medical device testing to global health goals.

ASPIRES’ realist evaluation approach to building the evidence base for household economic strengthening to reduce HIV vulnerability
By Emily Namey: This post describes a realist evaluation approach for household economic strengthening to reduce HIV vulnerability.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what a study’s unintended consequence means to me
By Jacqueline Shieh, Corey White and Annette Brown: This post summarizes new evidence on why and how an unintended consequence occurred while evaluating an intervention.

New evidence from gender-based violence research among key populations can inform HIV programming
By Aubrey Weber, Emily Evens and Michele Lanham: This post features new evidence on gender-based violence and HIV among key populations in Latin America.

“Because of how you are”: Using participatory research to understand violence against transgender women in Latin American and the Caribbean
By Kathleen Shears and Michele Lanham: This post looks at a new paper seeking to fill gaps in our understanding of violence against transgender women.


Beyond the trial: What impact does engagement and participatory practice have on HIV research outcomes?
By Kate MacQueen: This post highlights evidence on how engagement and good participatory practices are applied (and with what results) for HIV prevention.

Custom indicators track online outreach in Jamaica
By Abrahim Simmonds and Shelly Trim: This post shares how custom indicators track online outreach to HIV key populations in Jamaica.

New research underscores the connection between economics and HIV
By Mandy Swann: This post summarizes research that provides insight into the role of economic factors in HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

FHI 360 science at AIDS 2018
By Timothy Mastro and Otto Chabikuli: This post highlights presentations from FHI 360 scientists at AIDS 2018 that contribute to the 90-90-90 HIV goals.

The state of the evidence for household economic strengthening approaches for HIV outcomes
By Emily Namey: This post summarizes findings from a review of the evidence linking household economic strengthening interventions with HIV outcomes.

Cultivating HIV scientists for Africa: The INTEREST Conference, Kigali, Rwanda
By Timothy Mastro: This post highlights research presentations from African scientists at the 2018 INTEREST Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

Increasing HIV detection with incentive-based, peer-referral approach known as Risk Tracing Snowball Approach
By Srean Chhim: This post describes the design and evaluation outcomes of an HIV Risk Tracing Snowball Approach intervention in Cambodia.

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