Community- and Evidence-Based HIV Interventions

Since 1994, we have committed to engaging with and involving local communities to research, develop, evaluate, and implement community- and evidence–based HIV interventions. We partner with these communities to

  • Engage hard-to-reach populations in community-based settings,
  • Develop and evaluate appropriate interventions, and
  • Disseminate research findings.

Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions

Because substance abuse is a key factor in the spread of HIV and other problems, we conduct multidisciplinary research to assess the impact and effectiveness of community-based interventions for substance abusers. We also work with federal organizations to measure and evaluate the performance of substance abuse prevention and treatment services.

We have long-standing community collaborative boards in North Carolina and South Africa that are dedicated to improving the lives of substance abusers. These community advisory boards allow us to rapidly respond to emerging problems and field new studies.

Gender-Focused Strategies

Gender inequality, poverty, substance use, victimization, and sexual risk all converge to fuel the HIV epidemic. We work with key populations to develop, adapt, implement, and evaluate gender-focused, evidence-based HIV prevention interventions to create more effective strategies for addressing these problems.

RTI’s Global Gender Center leads our international effort to develop culturally sensitive and socially relevant interventions for a range of populations, including

  • Young women
  • Sex workers
  • Drug-using women
  • People who inject drugs
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Minorities
  • Hard-to-reach populations