World Bank comes up with cutting-edge plan to fight AIDS

The World Bank plans to give cash to Africans who avoid unsafe sex in an effort to halt the spread of AIDS in the region. Some 3,000 people in rural Tanzania will benefit from the USD1.8 million, three-year venture. Tanzanians who comply with World Bank-set regulations, verified by strict regular laboratory exams, will receive USD45, or the average per-capita three-month income. “We hope this ‘reverse prostitution’ will make people think hard about the long-term consequences of their short-term behavior,” project researcher Carol Medlin said.

Source: World Bank backs anti-Aids experiment (Financial Times)

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