Botswana ’ s Public Health Crisis : The HIV / AIDS Epidemic : A Case Study of Botswana and Uganda

  title={Botswana ’ s Public Health Crisis : The HIV / AIDS Epidemic : A Case Study of Botswana and Uganda},
  author={Gabrielle Onessimo},
  • Gabrielle Onessimo
  • Published 2018
In this paper, I aim to answer the question: why are HIV rates in Botswana so high? The HIV epidemic in Botswana is a public health crisis that has dramatically affected the people of Botswana. Through comparative analysis with Uganda, a sub-Saharan African success story in terms of HIV, I argue that cultural and economic factors are responsible for high HIV rates in Botswana. Cultural norms such as oppressive gender norms, a lack of knowledge surrounding the HIV virus, and a lack of sex… CONTINUE READING


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