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Research

Outreach work in Malawi © AlliancePeer educator in Viet Nam collects used needles to reduce risk to other people  © Pham Hoai Thanh

    Alliance programming draws on a strong evidence-base 

Aids Alliance

Operational research

Alliance programming (+)draws on a strong evidence-base of existing and emerging HIV research and contributes to this field through research conducted by the Alliance and its partners. The Alliance also publishes peer reviewed articles that promote good HIV programming, and practices to inform HIV programming and policy decisions.

Current research themes

Most of our operational research relates to HIV service delivery, looking at ways in which services can be delivered to reach those who are most in need most efficiently. Main research themes include:

  • exploring decentralised provision of antiretroviral therapy
  • documenting the delivery of antiretroviral therapy for injecting drug users
  • examining the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents living with HIV
  • documenting the role and impact of community health workers and community systems
  • costing of community interventions to establish value for money of our work.

The Alliance continues to identify and take advantage of opportunities to take forward research relevant to HIV services for key populations.

Partnerships for health services research

The Alliance has formed strong and collaborative research partnerships with other organizations and academic institutions. Most recently, the Alliance has partnered with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in order to improve the rigour, impact and reach of our research. For example, the Alliance played a key role in the UK government's Department for International Development funded Evidence for Action Research Consortium. Click here to read the final report, detailing the key messages that came out over the five years of research in Africa and Asia.

Recent publications

The Alliance has published important papers in academic journals. Click the links below to read our most recent peer reviewed research publications

2014

Adolescent HIV disclosure in Zambia: barriers, facilitators and outcomes. Authors:  Gitau Mburu, Ian Hodgson, Sam Kalibala, Choolwe Haamujompa, Fabian Cataldo, Elizabeth D Lowenthal and David Ross. Published in: Journal of the International AIDS Society 2014, 17:18866

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