Poverty-related stressors and HIV/AIDS transmission risks in two South African communities

SOURCE: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi, S.Jooste, C.Cherry, D.Cain
KEYWORDS: HEALTH, HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, POVERTY
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3422

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Abstract

Community stress associated with poverty is related to health risk sand poor health outcomes. Perceived community stress is specifically related to HIV transmission risk behaviors in the United States, but research has not examined these relationships in southern Africa. These findings extend the findings of previous research to show that poverty-related stressors are associated with HIV transmission risks in some poverty-stricken communities and that these associations are not mediated by substance abuse.