Webinar—How are violence and other environmental stressors related to HIV prevention, care and treatment outcomes (30 October 2019, 9–10 a.m. EDT)

23 October 2019

Join Project SOAR for a webinar featuring the latest evidence and insights from implementation science research in Zambia and Malawi.


A recent scoping review conducted by Project SOAR examined the interrelationships between women’s experiences of violence and their engagement with HIV services.1 But how do experiences of violence affect HIV outcomes by other populations, including youth living with HIV and men?


In this webinar, SOAR researchers from the Johns Hopkins University and Population Council will highlight research findings that shed light on this important question.



Violence and HIV outcomes among youth living with HIV in Zambia
Kate Merrill of Project SOAR/Johns Hopkins University will present quantitative and qualitative data collected as part of a randomized controlled trial of a peer mentoring intervention for youth living with HIV, ages 15–24 years. Her presentation will address types of violence youth experience (physical, psychological, and sexual), associations between violence and viral load failure, and participants’ experiences of violence in relation to their HIV care and treatment behaviors.


Hearing from the men: violence, relationship dynamics, and HIV risk
Sanyukta Mathur of Project SOAR/Population Council will discuss the role violence and other environmental stressors play in men’s lives and their associations with HIV risk and protective behaviors. The data come from a large survey of male partners of adolescent girls and young women conducted in Malawi as part of SOAR’s DREAMS implementation science research portfolio.


1Leddy et al. 2019. “Gender-based violence and engagement in biomedical HIV prevention, care and treatment: a scoping review,” BMC Public Health  19(1):897. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7192-4