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.