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To limit AIDS, put your hands in your pockets!

To limit AIDS, put your hands in your pockets!

Healthcare organizations usually focus on sexual education as a method of limiting HIV transfer, and commercials like "Use Condoms" or "Stay away from one-night stands" are the usual tools in their campaigns. The co-occurrence of AIDS with poverty and low socioeconomic status has made some scientists think out of the box; 'social and financial interventions that does not aim to change sexual behaviors directly can be a powerful strategies in fighting aids', the researchers said in a new study.

The researchers in this study made good use of one of the unique cultural characteristic in poor populations which is "male dominance"; men have the superiority over women who follow, at least financially, their authority. But what if we can support women in their independency?
Accordingly, the researchers collected random samples of women who had never been married and aged between 13-22 in one of the most impoverished areas in the world; Malawi. They were divided into two groups, the first received monthly payments of 1-5$ for women and 4-10$ for their fathers, while the second group has not received any imbursements.

After 18 months of follow-up, prevalence of HIV infection in the first group was noted to be 1.2%, around half the rate of the control group which was 3%.
The authors concluded that financial support for women in low economic settings could limit the expansion of HIV infection, which means that economic status can play a major role against sexually transmitted diseases.

'Structural factors such as poor education, poverty, and gender and power inequalities are important determinants of young women's vulnerability to HIV infection.' Study's authors said in the context of the article that was published on Feb, 15 in The Lancet.

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Prepared by: Basel AlJunaidy

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