Marital status and risk of HIV infection in South Africa

SOURCE: South African Medical Journal
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): O.Shisana, NZungu-Dirwayi, Y.Toefy, L CSimbayi, S.Malik, K.Zuma
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, MARITAL STATUS
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3094

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Abstract

The relationship between marital status and HIV is complex. The risk depends on various demographic factors and sex behaviour practices. Increased prevention strategies that take socio-cultural context into account are needed for married people.