Socio-cultural drivers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Prof Geoffrey Setswe DrPH 8 May 2010. Overview. Why is the HIV/AIDS pandemic not uniform around the world? What are the socio-cultural risk drivers that influence the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa?
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Prof Geoffrey Setswe DrPH
8 May 2010
Source: UNAIDS (2009)
Economic and Political Factors
- Level of poverty – commercial sex work
- War and social conflicts – rapes and sexual abuse
- Status of transport and mobility of population
- Performance of health care system
- Response to epidemic
Source: Setswe (2010) Views and perceptions of young people on ABY
Soul City (2007)
(a conundrum for women)
(Luke & Kurz 2002, Kelly et al 2003, Hallman 2004, Lary et al 2004, Longfield et al 2004,
Luke 2005, Nshindano 2006, Nkosana & Rosenthal 2007).
DOH (2009) Male circumcision framework for South Africa (Draft)