Spatial and structural determinants of HIV testing and linkage to care among high-risk women in Tanzania

In sub-Saharan Africa, women's risk of HIV, as well as their access to testing and treatment, is strongly influenced by social-structural forces such as gender inequality, poverty, and stigma. This project, led by Dr. Fielding-Miller, combines qualitative, quantitative, and geospatial methods to explore how social-structural forces manifest in the spaces where high-risk women in Tanzania live, work, and access healthcare, and how these spaces in turn affect HIV testing and treatment. Findings from this work will inform the development of geographically targeted and spatially tailored interventions to improve HIV prevention, testing, and treatment for high-risk women in sub-Saharan Africa.

Primary Investigator
Rebecca Fielding-Miller, PhD

Contact
Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller
rfieldingmiller@ucsd.edu

Where We Work
  • Africa
Related Work
  • Gender Empowerment
  • Gender-based Violence and HIV