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The Gender, Sexuality, and HIV Research Network. International AIDS Society Conference Cape Town, July 2009. Network Co-Coordinators. San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Steering Committee.

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The gender sexuality and hiv research network
The Gender, Sexuality, and HIV Research Network

International AIDS Society Conference

Cape Town, July 2009


Network co coordinators
Network Co-Coordinators

  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF)

  • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)


Steering committee
Steering Committee

  • Judy Auerbach (San Francisco AIDS Foundation) USA

  • Margaret Greene (International Center for Research on Women) USA

  • Jennifer Klot (Social Science Research Council) USA

  • Jacqueline Bataringaya (International AIDS Society) Switzerland

  • Barbara de Zalduondo (UNAIDS) Switzerland

  • Julia Kim (University of Witwatersrand) South Africa

  • Gary Dowsett (La Trobe University) Australia

  • Carlos Caceras (Universidad Cayentano Heredia) Peru

  • Jane Chege (World Vision) Zambia

  • Alex Ezeh (African Population and Health Research Center) Kenya

  • Khaut Thu Hong (Institute for Social Development) Vietnam

  • Shalini Bharat (Tata Institute) India


Maximizing the impact of our research
Maximizing the Impact of Our Research

  • Where do we want to be in 5-10 years?

  • What questions need answering to help shape an effective response to HIV?



We ve come a long way
We’ve Come A Long Way sexuality

  • Increasing recognition among policymakers, donors and programmers of how important it is to address gender and sexuality …

  • …but room for greater integration of social science insights into biological research


Network objectives
Network Objectives sexuality

  • Facilitate collaboration and information sharing among researchers, make research more efficient by eliminating duplicative efforts, and identify research priorities

  • Bridge the gap between researchers and programmers, policymakers & donors


Network activities
Network Activities sexuality

  • First topics for discussion identified

  • Steering Committee conceptualized Network

  • Gender, Sexuality, and HIV Research Network launched in Mexico City

  • Expert input obtained on research overview on concurrent partners and HIV; recently updated

  • Pre-satellite support from Ford Foundation

  • Satellite support from IAS in Mexico City and Cape Town


Network activities1
Network Activities sexuality

  • Facilitate communication and exchange among researchers, program implementers and policy-makers

  • Share relevant research findings via conference sessions and consensus commentaries (editorials, public meetings)


Next steps
Next Steps…. sexuality

  • Input from Satellite participants

  • Continued expansion of Network

  • Guidance from Steering Committee


A request to consider during rest of conference
A Request to Consider sexualityDuring Rest of Conference

How can the Network strengthen research on gender, sexuality and HIV and contribute to a more effective response to the epidemic?


Suggestions expressions of interest to
Suggestions & expressions of interest to: sexuality

Judy Auerbach, SFAF Jauerbach@sfaf.org

Margaret Greene, ICRW

mgreene@icrw.org & teckhaus@icrw.org