Test and win: using lottery incentives to motivate workers to test for HIV

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Weihs
KEYWORDS: HIV TESTING AND COUNSELLING (HTC), INCENTIVE SYSTEM, MOTIVATION, WORKPLACE
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2017/using-lottery-incentives
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9796

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Abstract

There is a controversial debate in South Africa about the use of lotteries as an incentive for people to participate in HIV testing. Could lotteries be a real solution to increasing uptake of HIV testing and counselling, or is this a spurious way of motivating people without real benefits for the individual? Martin Weihs examines this question.