Liang Choon Wang, Monash University, Australia
Russell Smyth, Monash University, Australia
Partners: Monash University, Australia
Timeline: April 2014 to February 2015
The overview of the project:
Sex workers have much higher HIV infection rates than the general population in Bangladesh because they have misconceptions about how HIV/AIDS is spread, poor knowledge about prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and do not consistently use condoms. The project aims to evaluate whether a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of an innovative health information campaign in Bangladesh.
1) improve sex workers’ knowledge about safe sex practices and STIs, as well as their safe sex practices;
2) influence the health and labour market outcomes of sex workers;
3) affect other outcomes of sex workers, such as risk attitudes and other psychometrically valid measures of wellbeing.