Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

The Population Council and its partner, Project Concern International, implemented the Community Mobilization for Preventive Action (COMPACT) HIV-prevention program in Zambia. The program works with communities to develop “compacts” through a participatory, community-led process, and assists them in working toward reaching HIV-related “benchmarks,” intended to result in a reduction in HIV-related risk behaviors and harmful norms and ultimately contribute over time to the reduction of HIV incidence. This mid-term evaluation in four of six COMPACT communities indicates that COMPACT is improving some HIV-related behaviors and attitudes, particularly those related to gender norms, multiple sex partnerships, and alcohol abuse. The report concludes that HIV-prevention programs in Zambia must incorporate alcohol risk reduction activities; furthermore, lessons learned from income-generation programs and programs addressing harmful gender norms should be used to strengthen other HIV prevention programs.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/hiv3.1003

Language

English

Project

COMPACT: Community Mobilization for Preventive Action

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