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Friday Roundup: Recent Research on HIV/AIDS

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Washington, DC is buzzing this week with the XIX International AIDS Conference. Heavy-hitters and celebrities like US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, World Bank President Jim Young Kim, philanthropist Bill Gates and singer Elton John are all participating, and the range of topics being covered include the relationship between AIDS treatment and health systems as well as procurement and corruption issues.

The World Bank, USAID, PEPFAR and The Lancet hosted a debate on July 23, with the motion ‘Continued AIDS investment by donors and governments is a sound investment, even in a resource-constrained environment.’  The sparks flew, with none of the distinguished debaters pulling their punches.

Our contribution in the past few years has stemmed from the vast amount of research we have undertaken and data  we have collected.  Here are links to some of our more recent works:

  1. Sexual behavior-change intentions and actions in the context of a randomized trial of a conditional cash transfer for HIV prevention in Tanzania by Laura Packel, William H. Dow, Damien de Walque, Zachary Isdahl, Albert Majura (Mar, 2012)
  2. Incentivizing safe sex: a randomized trial of conditional cash transfers for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention in rural Tanzania by Damien de Walque and Co-authors (Feb, 2012)
  3. Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa by Damien de Walque and Lucia Corno (Feb, 2012) 
  4. Effect of a cash transfer program for schooling on prevalence of HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in Malawi: a cluster randomized trial by Sarah J Baird, Prof Richard S Garfein, Craig T McIntosh, and Berk Özler (Feb, 2012)
  5. Bleak trends in adult mortality despite improvements in under-five mortality by Deon Filmer and Damien de Walque (June, 2011)
  6. The food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment by Damien de Walque, Harounan Kazianga, Mead Over and Julia Vaillant (Jan, 2011)
  7. Antiretroviral therapy awareness and risky sexual behaviors: evidence from Mozambique by Damien de Walque, Harounan Kazianga and Mead Over (Jan, 2011) 
  8. Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-Saharan Africa by Kathleen Beegle, Deon Filmer, Andrew Stokes, and Lucia Tiererova (Dec, 2010)
  9. The HIV status of men and women among stable “serodiscordant” couples in sub-Saharan Africa by Oghenowede Eyawo, Damien de Walque, Nathan Ford, Gloria Gakii, Richard Lester and Edward Mills (Nov, 2010)
  10. The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women by Sarah J Baird, Craig T McIntosh, and Berk Özler (Mar, 2010)
  11. No systematic associations between HIV/AIDS and indicators of socioeconomic and demographic status by Kathleen Beegle and Damien de Walque (Oct, 2009)
  12. The association between remarriage and HIV infection in 13 sub-Saharan African countries by Damien de Walque and Rachel Kline (Nov, 2009)
  13. How condom use varies with type of sexual partner by Damien de Walque and Rachel Kline (Nov, 2009)ARV Treatment and Time Allocation to Household Tasks: Evidence from Kenya by Giovanna d'Adda, Markus Goldstein,Joshua Graff Zivin, Mabel Nangami and Harsha Thirumurthy (2009)
  14. The educational attainment of orphans is higher if they are adopted by better-educated households by Damien de Walque (Jan, 2005)


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