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close this bookMeeting the Behavioural Data Collection Needs of National HIV/AIDS and STD Programmes (Implementing AIDS Prevention and Care Project - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - United States Agency for International Development, 1998, 41 p.)
close this folder2. Why track behaviour?
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View the document2.1 Behavioural data serves as an early warning system for HIV and STDs
View the document2.2 Behavioural data informs effective programme design and direction
View the document2.3 Tracking behaviour improves programme evaluation
View the document2.4 Changes in behaviour help explain changes in HIV prevalence
View the document2.5 Behavioural data can help explain variations in prevalence

2.5 Behavioural data can help explain variations in prevalence

Although comparisons across regions, cultures, and countries must be made with extreme caution, behavioural data can also help explain differences in levels of infection between one region and another. This is particularly true when indicators of risk behaviour are standardised across all studies and surveys, with the same wording and reference periods.