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Demographic and Socioeconomic Patterns of HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Africa

ABORTION ADOLESCENTS ADULT POPULATION AGE GROUPS AIDS EPIDEMIC ANTENATAL CLINICS ARI BEHAVIORAL RISK BLOOD SAMPLES BULLETIN CLINICAL TRIALS CLINICS COHORT STUDIES CONDOM CONDOM USE CONDOMS CONTAGIOUS DISEASES DEMOGRAPHERS DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DIARRHEAL DISEASES DISEASE DISEASES EARLY MARRIAGE ECONOMIC GROWTH EDUCATED ADULTS EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EPIDEMIC EPIDEMICS EPIDEMIOLOGY ETHNIC GROUPS EXPOSURE RISK FAMILY PLANNING FEMALE FEMALE CIRCUMCISION FEMALES FERTILITY FERTILITY PATTERNS FIRST MARRIAGE GENDER GLOBAL AIDS EPIDEMIC HEALTH DECISIONS HEALTH POLICY HEALTH SECTOR HEALTH SURVEYS HETEROSEXUAL CONTACT HIGH-RISK GROUPS HIV HIV INFECTION HIV INFECTION RATES HIV POSITIVE HIV PREVENTION HIV TESTING HIV TRANSMISSION HIV/AIDS HIV­ POSITIVE HIV­POSITIVE HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUSBANDS IMPACT OF AIDS INFECTION RATE INFECTION RATES INFECTIONS INFECTIOUS DISEASES INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING PERSPECTIVES INTERVENTION ISOLATION LOW PREVALENCE LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES MALARIA MALE PARTNERS MALNUTRITION MARITAL STATUS MARRIED ADOLESCENTS MARRIED MEN MARRIED WOMEN MEDICAL RESEARCH MEDICINE MINISTRY OF HEALTH MORTALITY MULTIPLE PARTNERS NATIONAL POPULATION NUTRITION OLD AGE OLDER MEN POLICY RESEARCH POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER POLYGAMOUS MARRIAGES POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT POPULATION DENSITY POPULATION ESTIMATES POPULATION STUDIES PREVALENCE PREVALENCE RATE PREVENTION EFFORTS PREVENTION STRATEGIES PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRESS PUBLIC SERVICES REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESPECT RICHER PEOPLE RISK BEHAVIORS RISK FACTORS RISKY BEHAVIORS RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIORS RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR SAFER SEX SECONDARY EDUCATION SEX SEXUAL ACTIVITY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR SEXUAL BEHAVIORS SEXUAL INTERCOURSE SEXUALITY SEXUALLY ACTIVE SEXUALLY ACTIVE WOMEN SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS SMOKING SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS STATUS OF WOMEN STERILITY THERAPY TREATMENT TROPICAL MEDICINE UNAIDS UNFPA UNIONS UNMARRIED WOMEN UNPROTECTED SEX URBAN AREAS URBAN POPULATIONS URBANIZATION USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES VIRGINS VOLUNTARY COUNSELING VULNERABILITY WOMAN WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION YOUNG WOMEN
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Africa | Africa | Africa
2012-03-19T19:12:57Z | 2012-03-19T19:12:57Z | 2009-10-01

Understanding the demographic and socioeconomic patterns of the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa is crucial for developing programs and policies to combat HIV/AIDS. This paper looks critically at the methods and analytical challenges to study the links between socioeconomic and demographic status and HIV/AIDS. Some of the misconceptions about the HIV/AIDS epidemic are discussed and unusual empirical evidence from the existing body of work is presented. Several important messages emerge from the results. First, the study of the link between socioeconomic status and HIV faces a range of challenges related to definitions, samples, and empirical methods. Second, given the large gaps in evidence and the changing nature of the epidemic, there is a need to continue to improve the evidence base on the link between demographic and socioeconomic status and the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS. Finally, it is difficult to generalize results across countries. As the results presented here and in other studies based on Demographic and Health Survey datasets show, few consistent and significant patterns of prevalence by socioeconomic and demographic status are evident.

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