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A note on suspect practices during the AIDS epidemic: vaginal drying and scarification in southwest Nigeria

Orubuloye, I. O; Caldwell, Pat; Caldwell, John C


Vaginal drying and scarification have been reported as possible risk factors. Published research on the former has been confined to East and Middle Africa. This paper reports on research in West Africa employing a survey of 1,976 females in southwest Nigeria, where they reported on their own vaginal drying, the scarification of their sons, and their participation in blood oaths. It was concluded that vaginal drying is not a risk-factor for AIDS in southwest Nigeria, and probably more broadly in...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995
Type: Journal article


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