A Combined Microfinance and Training Intervention Can Reduce HIV Risk Behaviour in Young Female Participants

Publish Year
AIDS - Wolters Kluwer Health
Author Name
Pronyk P.M., Kim J.C., Abramsky T., Phleta G., Hargreaves J.R., Morison L.A., Watts C., Busza J., Porter J.D.H.

Data from a cluster randomized trial was used to assess the effects of an intervention using group-based micro-financing along with gender and HIV training to reduce HIV risk behavior and Intimate Partner Violence. The evaluation, based in rural South Africa, comments on the ability of women to engage in more empowered HIV risk reducing practices after participating in the program.