Odhiambo Published in International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

January 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

The International Journal of Humanities and Social Science has published a manuscript titled “HIV/AIDS and Women in Africa” by Calvin Odhiambo (Sociology) in its January 2012 issue, Vol. 2, No. 2.

Using data from the Demographic Health Survey, this study examines the question of whether and why there are gender variations in the HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices in sub-Saharan Africa. Females differ from men in significant ways in terms of their HIV/AIDS related beliefs, attitudes, and practices. These differences can be understood within the social and cultural contexts in which these females live. A gender-based response to HIV/AIDS that focuses on how different social expectations, roles, status and economic power of men and women affect and are affected by the epidemic is needed to ensure a meaningful campaign against the spread of AIDS.

The full article is available here.