HIV and AIDS research

© Sydelle Willow Smith

We believe that marginalised populations affected by HIV deserve programmes that are informed by the best available evidence. The Frontline AIDS research programme aims to streamline our efforts to end AIDS for everyone, everywhere.

We do this by synthesizing existing evidence and collaborating with partners to conduct primary HIV and AIDS research in countries. Our evidence synthesis portfolio includes systematic reviews, rapid evidence reviews and evidence gap maps to inform our own advocacy and programming, as well as fill knowledge gaps in the broader AIDS response. The primary research involves epidemiological field research with partner community and research organisations to inform programmes in countries across Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe. Frontline AIDS is uniquely positioned to contribute to multi-country studies and knowledge exchange through our well-established network of community-based organisations that are led by community leaders, activists, programme managers, policy specialists and civil society practitioners and advocates. We are always open to new collaborations with research institutions. Our partnerships with research institutions have played an instrumental role in shaping our programming and advocacy agenda. Our research partners have included the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Oxford University, Makerere University in Uganda, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India, University of Cape Town, Yale University, and the Population Council. 

Selected peer-reviewed publications by Frontline AIDS and our partners