Gender asymmetry in healthcare-facility attendance of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso.

@article{Bila2009GenderAI,
  title={Gender asymmetry in healthcare-facility attendance of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso.},
  author={Blandine Bila and Marc Egrot},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={854-61}
}
Anthropological research in Burkina Faso indicates that more HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men are attending care facilities for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) and accessing antiretroviral medicine. This article, situated in the field of study of interactions between gender and AIDS, offers a description of this asymmetry and an anthropological analysis of the socio-cultural determinants, through analysis of data from ethnographic research among PLWH and health actors. Examining… CONTINUE READING
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