Challenging Gender Dynamics in the Context of Culture

Date: March 8, 2010
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Since HIV was in 1981, a significant body of socio-behavioral research has emerged that attempts to provide   deepened understanding of HIV in sociocultural contexts. Researchers since the 1900s have realized that in African contexts, HIV and AIDS are better understood not from a biomedical  perspective but rather from sociocultural perspectives. Such perspectives have helped explain the unique characteristics of the African epidemic specifically: (a) the high rates of infection, (b) the disproportionate number of women infected and (c) the largely heterosexual transmission of HIV.

This annotated bibliography is intended to serve as a resource for project personnel as they plan and implement the project, and maybe used as a reference tool by other partners in the region, working within the area of gender and culture and HIV. The annotated bibliography presented here is not an exhaustive bibliography. An exhaustive bibliography would present infromation on all studies, projects, and programmes done inthe area of gender, culture, and HIV. An exhaustive bibligraphy is impossible to do due to the fact that not all studies, projects, and programmes are documented in a readily  available form. This is therefore an exemplary bibliography. It highlights, in a general and representative sense, the research, projects and programmes that have been done, to date, around the issues of gender, culture and HIV.


ISBN: 978-0-7974-3632-9
Publisher: SAFAIDS
Year of Publication: 2008

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