Assessments include surveys collecting behavioural risk data and collection and testing of biological samples at baseline and after the intervention is delivered, the efficacy if the intervention will be determined by examining change in risk behaviours, for example; condom usage, or number of partners etc. after the outcome assessment is completed, the intervention will be carried out.
The assessment study carried out in the slum communities gathers data on the participant’s demographics, residential stability, health and drug and alcohol use, sexual risk, condom use. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. In addition the above mentioned data is gathered by means of using ACASI (Audio Computer Assisted Personal Interview)
or CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview).
CAPI gathers various data from the participants on:
- Understanding of the project and the Project’s logo
- Exposure to HIV/STD prevention messages
- Questions on General health and health care seeking practices
- Sexual risk behaviour and condom use
- HIV testing
- Alcohol and Drug use
- Overall opinion about the assessment process and feedback
- Any other comment/suggestions related to the study