Should prevention campaigns disclose the transmission rate of HIV/AIDS? Theory and evidence from Burundi

@inproceedings{Sterck2010ShouldPC,
  title={Should prevention campaigns disclose the transmission rate of HIV/AIDS? Theory and evidence from Burundi},
  author={Olivier C Sterck},
  year={2010}
}
Among non-specialists, the estimates of the HIV/AIDS transmission rate are generally upwardly biased. This overestimation may be perceived as a godsend, as it increases the incentives to have protected sexual relationships. However, a pernicious effect may counterbalance this positive effect. Combined with the overestimation of the transmission rate, an occasional unprotected sexual encounter may induce the feeling that “the die is cast”, and hence lead to a permanent neglect of condom use. In… CONTINUE READING

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