Sex, risk, and preferences: Using discrete choice experiments to estimate the impact and cost-effectiveness of multipurpose HIV prevention products in South Africa

A promising area in HIV prevention is the development of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs), products which offer users protection from HIV, other STIs, or unintended pregnancy. This Learning Lab presents work carried out in collaboration between Wits RHI and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine among men, women, and adolescent girls in Ekurhuleni Municipality, South Africa, which elicited preferences for candidate MPTs through a discrete choice experiment (DCE).  The presentation covers:

  • Which products will be preferred by whom?
  • How cost-effective might single and multipurpose products be?
  • How might new products affect condom use among different groups?
  • How could products affect the economics of sex work?

Matthew Quaife is a Research Fellow in Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a visiting researcher at Wits RHI. Matthew works with demand side and behavioural economic tools to understand how choices and economic constraints affect health outcomes.

Download the pdf of the presentation here

Resources

Preferences for ARV-based HIV prevention methods among men and women, adolescent girls and female sex workers in Gauteng Province, South Africa: a protocol for a discrete choice experiment

Divergent Preferences for HIV Prevention: A Discrete Choice Experiment for Multipurpose HIV Prevention Products in South Africa 

 

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