This paper examines evidence linking structural factors to HIV risk. It addresses research gaps, including the pathways through which factors affect HIV vulnerability and interaction among such factors. Advantages of taking a 'structurally informed' approach to HIV planning and implementation include influencing clustered risk factors and multiple outcomes, and opportunities for co-financing.
Heise, L.; Watts, C. Intervening upstream: A good investment for HIV prevention. STRIVE and AIDSTAR-One, (2013) 16 pp. [STRIVE and AIDSTAR-One, Position Paper Series]