Sexual Behavior and STI/HIV Status among Adolescents in Rural Malawi: An Evaluation of the Effect of Interview Mode on Reporting PDF Print E-mail
AUTHOR: B.S. Mensch, P.C. Hewett, R. Gregory, and S. Helleringer
DATE: 2008
PUBLISHER: Population Council

This paper summarizes the results from an experiment conducted with unmarried young women aged 15-21 in rural southern Malawi, during which respondents were randomly assigned to either an audio computer-assisted self-interview or a conventional face-to-face interview. In addition, biomarkers were collected for HIV and three STIs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. Before collecting the biomarkers, nurses conducted a brief face-to-face interview with participants in which they repeated questions about sexual behavior asked earlier.

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