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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Child cash transfers halve HIV risk behaviours for adolescent girls

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Policy briefs
Author :
Cluver, L,Boyes,M, Orkin, M, Pantelic, M, Sherr,L
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A longitudinal survey of over 3,000 girls found that cash transfers to poor households allow teenage girls to make safer sexual choices. They reduce reliance on 'sugar daddies' to provide basic needs. However, cash transfers do not reduce all HIV-infection risks, and must be part of combination prevention approaches. Click here to view other research in this series.