HIV | Global and Sexual Health research group

The Global and Sexual Health research group focuses on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) through the promotion of equity in sexual and reproductive health services, prevention, treatment and care of infectious diseases.

Bild av mänsklig T-cell som attackeras av hiv.
A human T cell (blue) under attack by HIV (yellow). Credit: Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH. Photo: Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH

Areas of focus

  • Risk behaviours
  • Mental health
  • Health Economics/Evaluations
  • Gender
  • Microbiome

Research Projects

  • An evaluation of survey methodologies for measuring HIV and NCDs in Rakai - Uganda (Uganda)
    For more information contact: Helena Hordenstedt
  • Buddy study – COVID-19 crisis impact on gender-based violence (GBV) among HIV-positive and negative youth in South Africa (DTHF) (South Africa)
    For more information contact: Anna Kågesten
  • Collaboration grant to improve public health institute needs-based capacoty strenghtening PhD (Liberia)
    For more information contact: Helena Hordenstedt
  • COVID-19 crisis impact on food security, mental health, drug use, GBV and HIV prevention and care in Uganda (AMBSO HDSS) (Uganda)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström
  • COVID-19 crisis impact on GBV including sexual abuse and teenage pregnancies in Malawi (Ujamaa, UNICEF) (Malawi)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström
  • COVID-19 impact on harm reduction, food security, GBV, access to HIV prevention and care in Myanmar (AHRN) (Myanmar)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström
  • Effectiveness of online HIV prevention intervention among MSM in Vietnam (Vietnam)
    For more information contact: Anna Thorson
  • Effectiveness of Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) of HIV in Rakai Uganda- a pilot study (Uganda)
    For more information contact: Susanne Strömdahl
  • Estimating the size of the Swedish PWID population (Sweden)
    For more information contact: Niklas Karlsson
  • Evaluation of TestPoint, hiv-testing outside of the health care setting in Stockholm (Sweden)
    For more information contact: Susanne Strömdahl
  • Gender Based Violence in South Africa Budy study (South Africa)
    For more information contact: Anna Kågesten
  • Mental health and substance use in Uganda (Uganda)
    For more information contact: Anna-Clara Hollander or Anna Mia Ekström
  • Myanmar Key PWID / sex worker focus (Myanmar)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström
  • Point of care testing for virla load among youth living with HIV- EA-PoC EDCTP (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström
  • Risk behaviour among men who have sex with men (MSM)- EMIS (Sweden)
    For more information contact: Susanne Strömdahl
  • Risk behaviour among women who inject drugs in Sweden (Sweden)
    For more information contact: Susanne Strömdahl or Anna Mia Ekström
  • Risk behaviour, hiv and hepatitis infection among people who inject drugs in Sweden (Sweden)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström
  • Stigma and Risk behaviour among men who have sex with men (MSM) - U=U (Sweden)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström
  • The fecal, vaginal and oral microbiom and relationship to HIV incidence in a high risk population in Uganda_ a pilot study (Uganda)
    For more information contact: Susanne Rautiainen Lagerström
  • Ujamaa – reducing genderbased violence in Kenya (Kenya)
    For more information contact: Anna Kågesten
  • Ujamaa – reducing genderbased violence in Malawi (Malawi)
    For more information contact: Anna Kågesten
  • Uptake of HIV testing and risk behaviour change potential among men in South Africa (South Africa)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström
  • WELTEL PMTCT: a randomized control trial through mobile phones among women living with HIV in Western Kenya (Kenya)
    For more information contact: Anna Mia Ekström