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The socio-economic and cultural context of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Botswana

Letamo, Gobopamang; Bainame, Kenabetsho


The first case of AIDS in Botswana was diagnosed in 1985. Despite the fact that AIDS is a relatively new phenomenon in Botswana, the rate at which it is spreading is alarming. The 1994 Sentinel Surveillance study estimated that the number of people infected with HIV rose from 60,000 in 1992 to over 125,000 by 1994. The 1995 Sentinel Surveillance Survey stated that approximately 13 per cent of the general population was infected by HIV. The projected cumulative figures of persons infected by HIV...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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