Evidence Review Brief: HES Interventions to Address HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Outcomes

  • Date Posted: June 13, 2019
  • Authors: CGillum
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

Household economic strengthening (HES) initiatives are increasingly implemented in coordination with biomedical and behavioral approaches to HIV prevention, treatment, and care to address the economic drivers of the HIV epidemic. HES includes a wide range of approaches that seek to enhance household resilience to economic shocks, often implemented as part of multi-sectoral interventions. Although a growing body of evidence is linking a range of HES interventions to different HIV outcomes, this evidence has not been consolidated in a systematic way. To address this gap, the USAID-funded Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation & Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project at FHI 360 conducted this literature review to comprehensively document the gray and published literature on a broad set of HES interventions and their effect on a range of HIV outcomes.