Household survey of behavioural risks and HIV sero-status in two districts in Botswana: a baseline study

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.N.Tsheko, L.W.Odorile, K.Bainame, M.Segwabe, P.S.Nair, O.Ntshebe
KEYWORDS: BOTSWANA, HIV/AIDS, HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS, RISK BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
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Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4855

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Abstract

This report presents the findings of the Behavioural Risks and HIV Sero-Status Survey (BSS) for the Central Serowe Sub-district and Kweneng District in Botswana. The purpose of the survey was to determine the knowledge, attitudes, sexual behaviours, practices, prevention, care and support issues concerning HIV/AIDS among the population in the Central Serowe Sub-district and Kweneng District. Specifically, the survey quantified HIV prevalence, sexual risk behaviours and other practices among adults and children. In 2002, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) was commissioned by the WK Kellogg Foundation to develop and implement a five-year intervention project focusing on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in southern Africa. In collaboration with several partner organisations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practice so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.