Research by CPC Fellow Pettifor shows cash transfers for school attendance did not reduce the risk of HIV infection

Aug 3, 2015

UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health posted a news story about CPC Fellow Audrey Pettifor and her presentation at the recent 8th International Aids Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.

This is an excerpt from the story:

A phase III trial has found that conditional cash transfers for school attendance did not reduce the risk of HIV infection among young women of high school age in South Africa. Investigators from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) reported the findings July 21 at the 8th International Aids Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, in Vancouver, Canada.

The new finding is from HPTN 068, the first individually randomized study of young women conditioned on school attendance with an HIV incidence endpoint.

Audrey Pettifor, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health, was principal investigator and HPTN 068 study protocol chair.

Read the full story here.

 

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