Mapping Pathways is a multi-national project to develop and nurture a research-driven, community-led global understanding of the emerging evidence base around the adoption of antiretroviral-based prevention strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The evidence base is more than results from clinical trials - it must include stakeholder and community perspectives as well.

05 December 2011

Mapping Pathways presents two posters at ICASA 2011 in Addis Ababa

Original content from our Mapping Pathways blog team

On December 5 Molly Morgan Jones and Jim Pickett from the Mapping Pathways project (left, top picture) presented two posters on our findings at the ICASA 2011 conference taking place now (through December 8) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The world has made great progress in fighting HIV/AIDS since the late 1990s. While incidence rates in sub-Saharan Africa have fallen, most of the world's new infections still occur there. A portfolio of approaches – or 'pathways' – to prevention is needed. Recent trial data shows great promise in four antiretroviral (ARV) prevention strategies.

The Mapping Pathways project used four separate methodologies to access diverse stakeholder perspectives and assess the evidence base, looking specifically at South Africa, India and the USA. 

We employ an adaptive approach to policy development around ARV-based prevention strategies. The project has engaged various stakeholders from India, South Africa and the United States in surveys, interviews and iterative exchanges to understand local perspectives and the empirical evidence needed to develop appropriate policy pathways for different contexts.

What will these pathways look like, how do we navigate them and where will they lead?

Please check out our posters - below - to learn more. And let us know what you think. You may leave a comment here, or send us an email at

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