Behavioural assessment for HIV prevention: A model programme design

S. H. Miles, J. Song

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This paper describes a model HIV prevention programme for relief agencies working in extremely impoverished or socially disrupted areas. A detailed behavioural inventory is proposed to assess: sexual behaviours, traditional cutting procedures, midwifery practices, the availability of injectables and injection equipment in local markets, the use of intoxicants, sex workers, prisons, military behaviours, community beliefs, and the performance of the community health infrastructure. The needs of AIDS orphans and the stigmatizations of person's with AIDS are also assessed. This assessment also examines who has authority to address these issues and what measures of programme assessment could be used for each programme area. The model is currently being tested in south Sudan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-716
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2001


  • AIDS
  • Africa
  • Developing countries
  • HIV
  • Primary prevention
  • Refugees
  • Relief work
  • Sudan


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