Transactional sex and HIV: understanding the gendered structural drivers of HIV in fishing communities in Southern Malawi

@inproceedings{Macpherson2012TransactionalSA,
  title={Transactional sex and HIV: understanding the gendered structural drivers of HIV in fishing communities in Southern Malawi},
  author={Eleanor E Macpherson and John R Sadalaki and Macdonald Njoloma and Victoria Nyongopa and Lawrence Nkhwazi and Victor Mwapasa and David G Lalloo and Nicola Desmond and Janet Seeley and Sally Theobald},
  booktitle={Journal of the International AIDS Society},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In Southern Malawi, the fishing industry is highly gendered, with men carrying out the fishing and women processing, drying and selling the fish. Research has shown that individuals living in fishing communities in low-income countries are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. One of the key drivers of HIV in fishing communities is transactional sex. In the fishing industry this takes the form of "fish-for-sex" networks where female fish traders exchange sex with fishermen for… CONTINUE READING
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