HIV Risk Reduction & Earned Income Tax Credit

July 15, 2022

This new infographic from CHIPTS and CHPRC illustrates the research finding that single mothers in U.S. states with more generous Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) engaged in significantly less HIV risk behaviors compared to those in states with less generous (or nonexistent) EITCs. The effect of a refundable state EITC on HIV risk behavior was what we would expect for two or more hours of intensive HIV risk-reduction counseling, an intervention few low-income single mothers can readily access. This finding demonstrates the impact of antipoverty policy.