ASPIRES Evidence Brief Series: Employment Support and HIV Outcomes

  • Date Posted: February 16, 2020
  • Authors: Jennine Carmichael
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

Existing evidence indicates that employment support, when combined with other economic and health-strengthening interventions, may encourage HIV risk reduction behaviors, increase HIV testing, and improve retention in care. Employment support interventions usually offer some combination of vocational and entrepreneurship training. This brief focuses on technical training, which helps poor households build their economic capacity by developing technical skills required to enter specific trades. Entrepreneurship and business skills for self-employment are the subject of a separate brief.