Understanding the link between Gender Inequality and HIV/AIDS

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87
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87
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80
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87
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Free
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Monday, December 10, 2018
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2014
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Life science/Healthcare

HIV/AIDS is one of the infectious diseases that has disproportionally affected women. This paper links socio-cultural and economic gender inequalities, and proximate determinants of HIV infection (knowledge, access to health services, and modification of risky behavior to increase women’s risk of HIV transmission) which has important bearing on both men and women’s health outcomes. Women are not mere spectators passively carrying the brunt of HIV/AIDS transmission but rather are active agents who cautiously negotiate with the existent gender norms within socially acceptable boundaries and garner economic resources to protect themselves from the epidemic.

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Inku Subedi
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Inku Subedi
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2-5 Years
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This is a well written literature review of the gender inequality literature surrounding HIV/AIDS
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