HIV testing and risky sexual behaviour


Published 15.05.19

What is the likely impact of unexpected HIV test results on risky sexual behaviour?

In 2017, an estimated 36.9million people were living with HIV, with 66% of them residing in sub-Saharan Africa. Unsurprisingly, many governments, donors and NGOs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, are incentivising HIV testing and ARTs. It is a common belief that those who get tested for HIV will reduce their risky sexual activity. In this video, Erick Gong presents contrary evidence from Kenya and Tanzania.

Editor’s Note: The video was first published by the Royal Economic Society.