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Type Report
Title Behavioral Response to Information? Circumcision, Information, and HIV Prevention
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
URL http://web-dev-01.econ.duke.edu/bread/system/files/bread_wpapers/313.pdf
Abstract
Among a sample of approximately 900 circumcised and 300 un-circumcised men living in rural Malawi, we randomly disseminated the information about HIV risk and male circumcision and measure behavioral responses to learning this information. We find no evidence of dis-inhibition among circumcised men in the treatment group immediately after the information campaign or one year later as measured by condom purchases and self-reported sexual behavior.
Uncircumcised men in the treatment group, however, significantly increase the likelihood of purchasing condoms immediately after the information intervention and after one year and report decreased risky sexual behavior one year after the information campaign.

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