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A Pilot Study of a Rapid Assessment Method to Identify Places for AIDS Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa

Citation

Weir, Sharon S.; Morroni, Chelsea; Coetzee, Nicol; Spencer, John; & Boerma, J. Ties (2002). A Pilot Study of a Rapid Assessment Method to Identify Places for AIDS Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 78(Suppl. 1), i106-13. PMCID: PMC1765815

Abstract

A multidisciplinary approach appears promising for focusing interventions. The PLACE method (priorities for local AIDS control efforts) identifies where prevention programmes can access sexual networks containing individuals with high rates of new partner acquisition and provides information about whether sexually transmitted disease (STD) or AIDS prevention programmes are in place at those sites. The method provides useful information at relatively low cost, regardless of the phase of the HIV or STD epidemic. For example, in the growth phase of an epidemic, information on where people with high rates of new partner acquisition meet new sexual partners could be used to inform targeted surveillance or screening programmes to catch early cases.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sti.78.suppl_1.i106

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Author(s)

Weir, Sharon S.
Morroni, Chelsea
Coetzee, Nicol
Spencer, John
Boerma, J. Ties

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

78

Issue Number

Suppl. 1

Pages

i106-13

PMCID

PMC1765815

Reference ID

1845