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The Social Context of HIV Transmission in Afirca: A Review of the Historical and Cultural Bases of East and Central African Sexual Relations


The literature relating to the social context of sexual relations in East and Central Africa has several implications for the heterosexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) . Colonially-created cities in the region still discriminate economicall y and socially against women . Rapid urbanization is occurr ing but migrants maintain strong ties with rural areas . Traditional attitudes towards marriage and sexuality affect urban behavior in the extent of marital stability,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH)
Date published: 1989
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: NCEPH Health Transition Centre Working Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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