Can interventions to increase schooling and incomes reduce HIV incidence among young women in sub-Saharan Africa?
Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention: Optimizing Strategies for Reducing New Infections and Improving Care
Education; Gender disparities; Living with HIV; Sub-Saharan Africa; Young women
© Oxford University Press 2019. All rights reserved. This chapter provides insights into resolving the social issues that have led to the pre-existent disparity of young females are far more likely than young males to be infected by HIV. In this case, the structural-level problem is centered on inequitable access to education in sub-Saharan Africa. The chapter examines the impact of conditional and unconditional cash transfers on risk factors related to HIV among girls. After summarizing the existing evidence, the chapter provides a detailed description of two studies: the Schooling, Income and Health Risk study in Malawi and the Empowerment and Livelihood study in Uganda. A final section of the chapter gives recommendations for policy and future research.
Baird, S., Ahner-McHaffie, T., & Özler, B. (2018). Can interventions to increase schooling and incomes reduce HIV incidence among young women in sub-Saharan Africa?. Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention: Optimizing Strategies for Reducing New Infections and Improving Care, (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190675486.003.0003