World AIDS Day



World AIDS Day blog post series

This series of R&E Search for Evidence blog posts from FHI 360 thought leaders focuses on HIV/AIDS research methods and findings.

2019

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.

2018

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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