STRIVE is a research consortium investigating the social norms and inequalities that drive HIV. Despite substantial progress in addressing AIDS, the number of people newly HIV-infected continues to outstrip the number entering treatment. Although the importance of addressing the structural drivers of HIV is increasingly recognised, there is limited evidence on how best to intervene.
A six-year international research consortium, STRIVE research focuses on gender inequality and violence, poor livelihood options, alcohol availability and drinking norms, and stigma and criminalization. The consortium seeks to understand how these forces drive the epidemic; what programmes are effective in tackling them; how such interventions can, affordably, be taken to scale; and how best to translate this research into policy and practice.