STRIVE: Addressing the Structural Drivers of HIV

Project Duration

2011 - 2017

Project Countries

India ,South Africa ,Tanzania, United Republic of

Project issues/theme

HIV and AIDS, HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination

Lead Project Partners

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Tanzania’s National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, Witwatersrand Reproductive Health and HIV Institute

ICRW Project Director

Anne Stangl


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 recognized, 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 programs 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.

To view the project brief, click here or on the “Technical Brief” image to the right.

And to view the impact case study (July 2017), click here or on the “Impact Case Study” image below.