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Livelihood and the risk of HIV/AIDS infection in Ghana: the case of female itinerant traders

Appiah, Ernest N.; Awusabo-Asare, Kofi; Anarfi, John Kwasi


Itinerant trading is the second major economic activity for women who constitute an important chain in the distribution of goods in West Africa. Historically they have played important roles in the political economy of Ghana. With the outbreak of AIDS these women, some of whom move far away from home sometimes for days or even weeks, stand the risk of being infected with HIV through their activities. Using a combination of methods including a survey, focus-group discussions and conversations...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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