Race, Sex, and the Neglected Risks for Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={Race, Sex, and the Neglected Risks for Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Eileen Stillwaggon},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={67 - 86}
Abstract Global AIDS policy has failed to stop the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa because prevention programs are limited by an unscientific theory of disease causation, which assumes that differences in HIV prevalence among populations are adequately explained by variation in rates of unsafe sexual behaviors. But differences in sexual behavior cannot explain 250-fold differences in HIV prevalence among countries and increasing divergence in incidence. Such disparities point to biological… 

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