Incentives and HIV

Incentivization and Public Health
Intervention Public Health

Intervention Description

The authors tested the effect of monetary incentives on positive health behavior in rural Malawi. The level of monetary incentive as well as the distance from the testing center were randomly assigned for individuals told to pick up their HIV test results. It was found that even a small monetary incentive doubled the amount of people who picked up their results, and this knowledge of being HIV-positive translated into increased condom purchase.