Fishing in dangerous waters: Ecology, gender and economy in HIV risk.

  title={Fishing in dangerous waters: Ecology, gender and economy in HIV risk.},
  author={Sanyu A. Mojola},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={72 2},
This paper focuses on a neglected factor in literature on the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa: the role of the eco-social environment in shaping HIV risk. I argue that the changing ecological environment of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest freshwater lake, mapping onto a gendered economy, shaped fisherfolk's sexual relationships and sexual mixing patterns in ways that were consequential for their HIV risk. Specifically, I show how disrupted lake and fish ecology had an impact on fishermen's… CONTINUE READING
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