Polygyny, Partnership Concurrency, and HIV Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={Polygyny, Partnership Concurrency, and HIV Transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={G. Reniers and Rania Tfaily},
  • G. Reniers, Rania Tfaily
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Demography
  • We study the relationship between polygyny and HIV infection using nationally representative survey data with linked serostatus information from 20 African countries. Our results indicate that junior wives in polygynous unions are more likely to be HIV positive than spouses of monogamous men, but also that HIV prevalence is lower in populations with more polygyny. With these results in mind, we investigate four explanations for the contrasting individual- and ecological-level associations… CONTINUE READING
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