Socio Cultural Factors

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Sub-Saharan Africa is believed to be one of the continents worst altered by HIV/Aids worldwide. There are complex reasons for this nevertheless; precise sociocultural factors have been recognized as accountable for the quick range of the disease. These include the following, Gender inequality and male dominance, Violence and sexual violence, Stigma and discrimination, Poverty lack of knowledge and misconceptions about HIV/Aids Cultural beliefs and practices Gender inequality and male dominance. Nevertheless some of these cultural factors can somehow sustain the spread of HIV. This essay seeks to explore some of the socio cultural factors that precipitate and sustain the Aids pandemic and some recommendations of containing the spread of HIV and Aids will be presented.
Poverty is one of the main issues in Sub Saharan countries and it influences men and women differently. It is a key factor leading to behaviours that exposure people to the chance of HIV infections. Poverty increases vulnerability to contracting HIV in different ways and these include increased migration to city areas, exploitation; and gender inequality. The chance of HIV infection is additionally
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There is about a one in three chance of women being raped .The genital injuries that result from forced sex increase the likelihood of HIV infection; when virgins and children are raped the risk of infection is higher .In cases of gang rape, exposure to multiple assailants’ further increases risk of transmission. Women with a history of being sexually abused are more likely to engage in unsafe sex, have multiple partners, and trade sex for money. Violent male partners are also more likely to have sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These factors combine to put women who suffer sexual violence at very high risk of contracting
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