PLACE: Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts: A Pilot Study of the PLACE Method in a Township in Cape Town, South Africa.
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MEASURE Evaluation pilot-tested the PLACE (Priorities for Local AIDS-Control Efforts) Method to locate and describe areas in Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of determining if the PLACE method could accurately locate and classify sites where individuals at high risk for HIV infection go to meet new sex partners. Key informants identified potential venues where people went to meet sexual partners; researchers then visited these locations and recorded information about the locations and about patrons' sexual behaviors, knowledge, and receptivity to prevention messages. Authors conclude that the PLACE method appears promising for focusing interventions in Cape Town and the developing world.