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The price of promiscuity: why urban males in Tanzania are changing their sexual behaviour

Pool, Robert; Maswe, Mary; Boerma, J. Ties; Nnko, Soori


This article presents evidence of a substantial change in sexual behaviour among urban factory workers during the last four years; it discusses the nature of this change and the reasons for it. Fear of AIDS was the main motivating factor, followed by economic hardship: because AIDS is incurable and because sexual relationships have a substantial transactional component, workers see themselves as paying the price of promiscuity with their lives as well as their dwindling financial resources....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article


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