Relative risk of HIV infection among young men and women in a South African township.

  title={Relative risk of HIV infection among young men and women in a South African township.},
  author={Catherine L Macphail and Brian G. Williams and Christine E Campbell},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  volume={13 5},
The prevalence of HIV infection in Africa is substantially higher among young women than it is among young men. Biological explanations of this difference have been presented but there has been little exploration of social factors. In this paper we use data from Carletonville, South Africa to explore various social explanations for greater female infection rates. This paper reports on data from a random sample of 507 people between 13 and 24 years old. Subjects were tested for HIV, as well as… CONTINUE READING

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