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HIV/AIDS: A Problem for Africa―A Special Problem for African WomenHIV/AIDS: A Problem for Africa―A Special Problem for African Women

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HIV/AIDS: A Problem for Africa―A Special Problem for African Women
Authors
MokgadiMoletsaneMarkW.DeLancey
Issue Date
Jun-2003
Publisher
숙명여자대학교 아시아여성연구원
Keywords
HIV/AIDS; Afica; women; inequality; FGM; polygamy
Citation
Asian Women, v.16, pp.45 - 71
Journal Title
Asian Women
Volume
16
Start Page
45
End Page
71
URI
https://scholarworks.sookmyung.ac.kr/handle/2020.sw.sookmyung/10289
ISSN
1225-925X
Abstract
A study of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa indicates the severity of the disease for the content and highlights the unequal gender distribution of the infection. Although once thought of as a disease of men, in Afica women are now being infected in greater numbers than men. In addition, HIV si becoming a disease of the young, with young women and girls much more frequently infected than young men and boys. Biological differences between women and men offer only a partial explanation for this phenomenon. For a more complete explanation we must look to African economic and political inequalities between genders. Also significant are various cultural practices and beliefs, some of which are widely distributed in the refion and some of which are specific to particular locales.
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