Targeting the SAVA (Substance Abuse, Violence, and AIDS) Syndemic Among Women and Girls: A Global Review of Epidemiology and Integrated Interventions.

@article{Gilbert2015TargetingTS,
  title={Targeting the SAVA (Substance Abuse, Violence, and AIDS) Syndemic Among Women and Girls: A Global Review of Epidemiology and Integrated Interventions.},
  author={Louisa Gilbert and A. Anto Arockia Raj and Denise A. Hien and Jamila K. Stockman and Assel Terlikbayeva and Gail Elizabeth Wyatt},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2015},
  volume={69 Suppl 2},
  pages={S118-27}
}
OBJECTIVES Multiple pathways link gender-based violence (GBV) to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among women and girls who use or inject drugs. The aim of this article is to synthesize global literature that examines associations among the synergistic epidemics of substance abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS, known as the SAVA syndemic. It also aims to identify a continuum of multilevel integrated interventions that target key SAVA syndemic mechanisms. METHODS We conducted a… CONTINUE READING
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