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The association between remarriage and HIV infection : evidence from national HIV surveys in Africa
 
Author:de Walque, Damien; Kline, Rachel; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5118
Country:Africa; Date Stored:2009/11/09
Document Date:2009/11/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Gender and Health; HIV AIDS and Business; Disease Control & Prevention; Population Policies; HIV AIDSLanguage:English
Major Sector:Health and other social servicesRel. Proj ID:3A-Evaluation Of Antiretroviral Delivery -- -- P092890;
Region:AfricaReport Number:WPS5118
Sub Sectors:HealthTF No/Name:TF051962-BNPP-POVERTY WINDOW; TF054355-BNPP-POVERTY:; TF090132-BNPP-HIV/AIDS:; TF055268-BNPP-HIV/AIDS:
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: The literature shows that divorced, separated, and widowed individuals in Africa are at significantly increased risk for HIV. Using nationally representative data from 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, this paper confirms that formerly married individuals are at significantly higher risk for HIV. The study goes further by examining individuals who have remarried. The results show that remarried individuals form a large portion of the population - usually larger than the divorced, separated, or widowed - and that they also have higher than average HIV prevalence. This large number of high-risk remarried individuals is an important source of vulnerability and further infection that needs to be acknowledged and taken into account in prevention strategies.

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