Sub-Saharan Africa bears two-thirds of the world s HIV infections - with nearly 30 million people infected in 2002. Broad social and structural forces -including poverty, gender inequalities, and migration- fundamentally underpin the HIV epidemic. However, despite a growing understanding of the importance of these factors, interventions that act at this level are underdeveloped and under-researched.
RADAR has developed a spectrum of research activities to better understand and address the social determinants and impacts of the epidemic. Very broadly, these efforts are an attempt to shift the policy debate to generate more comprehensive and effective responses to the control of infectious disease.