Sub-Saharan Women Affected by HIV/AIDS: The Perfect Storm of Risk Factors

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Title: Sub-Saharan Women Affected by HIV/AIDS: The Perfect Storm of Risk Factors
Authors: Arroyo, Isabel
Yaya, Sanni
Date: 2013-12
Abstract: This paper examines the prevalence and incidence rates of HIV/AIDS in women living in sub -Saharan Africa. The risk factors presented in the literature that are hypothesized to be responsible for the increasing rates of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan African women are identified. Risk factors discussed include biological factors, parasites, malnutrition, lower socioeconomic status, intimate partner violence, war, gender inequality and lack of education. These risk factors relate to multiple determinants of health: income and social status, education and literacy, employment, physical environment, gender and culture. The authors present their perspectives on mediating this epidemic, which involves reducing the ramifications of poverty on sub-Saharan women.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/31759
CollectionRevue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé // Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences
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