PLACE in Burkina Faso: Combating AIDS at the District Level

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Year: 2003


Health districts in Burkina Faso have the formidable task of providing care for 300,000 to 400,000 people per district with severely limited resources for HIV/AIDS prevention. In June through October 2001, health officials in Burkina Faso adapted and pilot tested the PLACE method for planning HIV/AIDS interventions. This study presents the results of that effort. Key informants identified more than 400 sites where high-risk populations met to socialize and meet new sexual partners; individuals attending these venues were then interviewed about their knowledge and risk behaviors.

Filed under: Monitoring , At-Risk Populations , HIV/AIDS , Condoms , Sexual Behavior , Sex Workers , Monitoring