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AIDS, Culture, and Africa$
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Douglas A. Feldman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032535

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032535.001.0001

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HIV/AIDS and the Context of Polygyny and Other Marital and Sexual Unions In Africa

HIV/AIDS and the Context of Polygyny and Other Marital and Sexual Unions In Africa

Implications for Risk Assessment and Interventions

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(p.220) 12 HIV/AIDS and the Context of Polygyny and Other Marital and Sexual Unions In Africa
Source:
AIDS, Culture, and Africa
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Teresa Swezey

Michele Teitelbaum

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032535.003.0012

This chapter examines the implications of polygyny and other marital and sexual unions for HIV/AIDS risk assessment and interventions in Africa. It discusses the changing family structure in Uganda and decision making for care seeking and resource use within families with AIDS. It provides arguments against the implementation of the Abstinence, Be Faithful, and condom (ABc) campaign and highlights the needs for a more fluid and realistic view of marriage and sexual unions, one that is not prescriptive and that acknowledges many challenges for AIDS prevention.

Keywords:   polygyny, marital unions, sexual unions, HIV/AIDS prevention, Africa, ABc campaign

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