H. Thirumurthy publishes study in PLOS Medicine showing that financial incentives result in higher HIV retesting in Uganda

May 2021 | Harsha Thirumurthy

PDRI Co-Director, Harsha Thirumurthy published a new study in collaborators from UCSF and Makerere University in PLOS Medicine entitle Financial incentives and deposit contracts to promote HIV retesting in Uganda: A randomized trial.

Read the full article here: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003630

Key findings showed that offering financial incentives to high-risk adults in Uganda resulted in significantly higher HIV retesting. Deposit contracts had low uptake and overall did not increase retesting.

Overall results:

Deposit contracts: