Migrancy, masculine identities and AIDS: the psychosocial context of HIV transmission on the South African gold mines.

@article{Campbell1997MigrancyMI,
  title={Migrancy, masculine identities and AIDS: the psychosocial context of HIV transmission on the South African gold mines.},
  author={Catherine M Campbell},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={273-81}
}
Levels of HIV infection are particularly high amongst migrant workers in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper presents a case study of one such vulnerable group of migrants-underground workers on the South African gold mines-and highlights the psychosocial context of HIV transmission in the mining setting. On the assumption that social identities serve as an important influence on peoples' sexual behaviour, the study examines the way in which miners construct their social identities within the… CONTINUE READING

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