Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13300
Title: Acceptability and Feasibility of Cash Transfers for HIV Prevention Among Adolescent South African Women
Contributor(s): MacPhail, Catherine  (author)orcid ; Adato, Michelle (author); Kahn, Kathleen (author); Selin, Amanda (author); Twine, Rhian (author); Khoza, Samson (author); Rosenberg, Molly (author); Nguyen, Nadia (author); Becker, Elizabeth (author); Pettifor, Audrey (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/s10461-013-0433-0Open Access Link
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13300
Open Access Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3744631Open Access Link
Abstract: Women are at increased risk of HIV infection in much of sub-Saharan Africa. Longitudinal and cross-sectional studies have found an association between school attendance and reduced HIV risk. We report feasibility and acceptability results from a pilot of a cash transfer intervention conditional on school attendance paid to young women and their families in rural Mpumalanga, South Africa for the prevention of HIV infection. Twenty-nine young women were randomised to intervention or control and a cash payment based on school attendance made over a 2-month period. Quantitative (survey) and qualitative (focus group and interview) data collection was undertaken with young women, parents, teachers and young men in the same school. Qualitative analysis was conducted in Atlas.ti using a framework approach and basic descriptive analysis in Excel was conducted on the quantitative data. Results indicate it was both feasible and acceptable to introduce such an intervention among this population in rural South Africa. There was good understanding of the process of randomisation and the aims of the study, although some rumours developed in the study community. We address some of the changes necessary to ensure acceptability and feasibility of the main trial.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: AIDS and Behavior, 17(7), p. 2301-2312
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1090-7165
1573-3254
Field of Research (FOR): 111712 Health Promotion
111716 Preventive Medicine
111706 Epidemiology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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