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Sexual Behaviour and AIDS in the Developing World / Edition 1

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Overview

Based on the findings of a research project conducted by the World Health Organisation, this book contains unpublished material on AIDS-related knowledge and sexual behaviour in countries in Africa, Asia and South America, including: Cote d'Ivoire; Kenya; Lesotho; Mauritius; Tanzania; Sri Lanka; Singapore; Thailand and Brazil. The book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of the findings from 16 key surveys in the original research programme, the aim of which was to identify baseline levels of sexual and other risk behaviours. The text is intended to be of use to a wide range of readers, including those working in health education, social and behavioural research, anthropology, social medicine and sexual behaviour research.

Discusses knowledge, awareness & attitudes about AIDS/ premarital sex/awareness, attitudes & use of condoms/etc.

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International experts compare the findings from 16 key surveys on sexual behavior and partner relations conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. They provide a picture of variation across gender, age groups, and population groups in sections on AIDS knowledge, condom awareness and use, sexual behavior, risk perception, and risk factors. Includes chapters on study methodology and data analysis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748403448
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 History and Background 1
Ch. 2 Characteristics of Surveys and Data Quality 10
Ch. 3 AIDS: Knowledge, Awareness and Attitudes 43
Ch. 4 Sexual Behaviour 75
Ch. 5 Condoms: Awareness, Attitudes and Use 124
Ch. 6 Risk Perception and Behavioural Change 157
Ch. 7 Risk Factors Related to HIV Transmission: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Alcohol Consumption and Medically-related Injections 193
Ch. 8 Summary and Conclusions 208
Notes on Authors and Contributors 229
References 232
Index 239
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