The social conditions for successful peer education: a comparison of two HIV prevention programs run by sex workers in India and South Africa

Catherine Campbell, Flora Cornish

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Abstract

Peer education is a community-based intervention being implemented worldwide as an approach to HIV prevention. However, its results are inconsistent, with little consensus on why some projects succeed while others fail. Considering peer education as an ‘intervention-in-context’, we systematically compare the context and the implementation of two peer education interventions run by sex workers, one in India and one in South Africa, which produced contrasting outcomes. In so doing, we aim to identify key factors in the projects’ successes or failures that may inform future peer education efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-135
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Volume44
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009

Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • peer education
  • public health

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