Factors that could influence the spread of AIDS in Ghana, West Africa: knowledge of AIDS, sexual behavior, prostitution, and traditional medical practices.

@article{Neequaye1991FactorsTC,
  title={Factors that could influence the spread of AIDS in Ghana, West Africa: knowledge of AIDS, sexual behavior, prostitution, and traditional medical practices.},
  author={Alfred Neequaye and Janet E Neequaye and Robert John Biggar},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={1991},
  volume={4 9},
  pages={914-9}
}
Ghana is a West African nation in the early stages of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic. In a series of surveys done between 1987 and 1989, we examined factors related to the spread of HIV infection, including knowledge about the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexual habits, use of prostitutes, traditional healer practices, and skin-piercing customs. Although a polygamous society, three-fourths of married men had only one wife. The number of sexual partners at any one… CONTINUE READING
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