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Title

Microenterprise Development Interventions for Sexual Risk Reduction: A Systematic Review.

Authors

Cui RR, Lee R, Thirumurthy H, Muessig KE, Tucker JD.

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Other

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Journal Name

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

8/1/2013

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23963497

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PMID

23963497

Abstract

​Comprehensive interventions that address both individual and structural determinants associated with HIV/STI risk are gaining increasing attention over the past decade. Microenterprise development offers an appealing model for HIV prevention by addressing poverty and gender equality. This study systematically reviewed the effects of microenterprise development interventions on HIV/STI incidence and sexual risk behaviors. Microenterprise development was defined as developing small business capacity among individuals to alleviate poverty. Seven eligible research studies representing five interventions were identified and included in this review. All of the studies targeted women, and three focused on sex workers. None measured biomarker outcomes. All three sex worker studies showed significant reduction in sexual risk behaviors when compared to the control group. Non-sex worker studies showed limited changes in sexual risk behavior. This review indicates the potential utility of microenterprise development in HIV risk reduction programs. More research is needed to determine how microenterprise development can be effectively incorporated in comprehensive HIV control strategies.

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Topic

Behavior; Intervention; Risk Reduction Counseling; Women

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