XVIII International AIDS Conference

Conditional Economic Incentives for HIV Prevention in the Developing World SUSA22

Organiser: The World Bank, Development Research Group
Non-Commercial Satellite Back
Location: MR 1
Schedule: 13:30 - 15:30, 18.07.2010
Code: SUSA22
Chair: Nancy Padian, United States

This session is being organized to showcase the innovative work around the world regarding conditional economic incentives to promote healthy behaviors and health-improving interventions including conditional economic incentives for the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Malawi, Mexico, and Tanzania.

Traditional approaches to HIV prevention, based solely on education, counseling and testing, have failed to sufficiently reduce new infections. Although some new methods have been proven to be modestly successful in recent years, including male circumcision, approaches including incentives and relative price changes may be potentially very important in the near future.

Conditional cash transfers have proven to be an effective means to change the demand for health care in Mexico and in other countries where they have been applied. Extending the same logic of rewarding positive health behaviors and health-improving interventionsA could be a welcomed addition in the (limited) tool kit to fight HIV infection.

This session is funded by a grant from the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) managed by the World Bank.

Presentations in this session:

Chair Introduction
Presented by Nancy Padian, United States

A New Approach to HIV Prevention: Cash Transfers and Risk Reduction among Adolescent Girls.
Presented by Berk Ozler, United States

Evaluating Conditional Cash Transfers to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Tanzania
Presented by Damien De Walque, United States

Willingness to accept conditional economic incentives to reduce HIV risks: Evidence from men who have sex with men in Mexico City
Presented by Omar Galárraga, Mexico



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