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Poverty and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: an empirical contribution

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-07 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T07:56:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T07:56:41Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6514
dc.description.abstract This study sets out to establish and explain the empirical link between HIV/AIDS and poverty using data collected by the 1998 South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS).Analysis is restricted to women of reproductive age (15 - 49 years).The results indicate an increased risk of HIV infection among the poor, due to poverty-related characteristics of low education and low knowledge of the means of avoiding HIV infection, as opposed to the non-poor. Moreover, the poor and the less educated were found to be more likely not to use condoms than the non-poor.The results do not, however, provide the reasons for these relations and as such further research is required. One possible explanation was financial dependence on their partners, as it was found that women who received money from their partners, as well as those who came from households where hunger was a common phenomenon, were more likely not to use condoms because their partners disliked condoms, than those who did not receive money from their partners. The results also hinted at the intricacy of the poverty-HIV/AIDS relationship, so that it was not only low socio-economic status that increased susceptibility to HIV infection but also high socio-economic status. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS PREVENTION en
dc.subject CONDOM USE en
dc.title Poverty and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: an empirical contribution en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 3(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4129 en
dc.PageNumber 369-381 en
dc.outputnumber 2675 en
dc.bibliographictitle Tladi, L.S. (2006) Poverty and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: an empirical contribution. <i>Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS</i>. 3(1):369-381. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Tladi, L.S. en


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