Understanding the gender disparity in HIV infection across countries in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys

Monica Akinyi Magadi Sociology of Health & Illness, 2011; Vol. 33, Issue no 4 Download publication

Comparative study that investigates how AIDS awareness and sexual behaviour affect the gender disparity in HIV infection.

The findings show that the risk for women is 70% higher than their male counterparts of similar sexual behaviour, suggesting that the observed gender disparity cannot be attributed to sexual behaviour. 

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