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Lottery Ticket Approach Leads to Drastic Reduction in HIV Prevalence

By Ravi Agarwal | 13 May, 2015

Fascinating article: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/12/lottery-ticket-approach-leads-to-drastic-...

“Researchers funded by the World Bank arrived at a wildly unorthodox and unexpectedly effective strategy for preventing HIV in the African nation of Lesotho: A lottery program that offered participants an opportunity to win cash on the condition that they tested negative for sexually transmitted infections.

The lotteries led to a 21.4 percent reduction in HIV incidence among participants over a two-year period, and a reduction of more than 60 percent among participants identified as “risk-loving individuals” — those who were identified at the study’s start as people who enjoyed risky behavior.”

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Jaxon Beck Replied at 7:36 AM, 24 Jul 2015

I read this information, quite a interesting topic. According to the study, in Lesotho approximately 40% of the population is being HIV-positive. So to control this rate researchers at the World Bank introduce a new idea to win cash prizes of either $50 or $100, if person found negative in HIV test. This idea works and there has been a 21.4 percent reduction in HIV incidences. Winning a lottery cash prize is a dream for everyone, as such there are lots of online platforms like present at https://www.lottosignals.com/online and other sites, which gives opportunity to win cash, but that all depends on individual luck. Thus the idea of getting instant cash prize, by just avoiding sexually transmitted disease works and people get a chance of living healthy as well as luxurious life too.

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