CIET has worked in Swaziland since 2002. Swaziland is one of the three countries in the CIET Choice Disability trial of interventions to reduce the effects of choice disability and thus reduce HIV infection, and has sent participants for training under the CIET ADAPT (African Development of AIDS Prevention Trials capacities) programme.
Swaziland is a small land-locked country, almost entirely within South Africa, apart from a border with Mozambique to the east, with an estimated 2011 population of 1 million. The estimated prevalence of HIV among adults (aged 15-49) in Swaziland was 26.0% in 2011.
The Choice Disability Trial in Swaziland
Implementation of the Choice Disability trial in Swaziland reflects the overall implementation of the trial across all three countries. Stratified random allocation of interventions to the 25 trial sites (communities) in Swaziland meant that:
- 13 received the Beyond Victims and Villains (BVV) intervention (alone or in combination)
- 12 received the Focused Workshop (FW) intervention (alone or in combination)
- 12 received the Concerting intervention (alone or in combination)
- 3 received no trial intervention
The three countries in the trial have undertaken the interventions somewhat differently, reflecting their particular national characteristics. We describe here how the field teams have undertaken the interventions in Swaziland.
For previous works in Swaziland click here.