WAVE is now focusing on how to address the many gaps that have been well identified in WLWH care. Being part of EACS gives WAVE a unique position to advise on guidelines and provide expert level opinion whenever there are gaps in evidence. The link between scientific organization and practitioners and community representatives allows WAVE to promote research in prioritised directions.
In addition, WAVE wants to be supportive to other organizations through research assistance and supporting them in seeking funds for specific topics being in line with WAVE’s philosophy.
WAVE is targeting regions of Europe where the burden is highest and/or where specific women’s needs are endangered. With half of HIV-infected people being women and high IDU burden, Eastern Europe is one of WAVE’s main focuses.