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Is HIV/AIDS Epidemic Outcome of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Noel D. Mbirimtengerenji ; Department of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


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Abstract

Undisputable fact is that 14 000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa are being infected daily with HIV and 11 000 are dying every day due to HIV/AIDS related illnesses. In this region more than 60% of the people live below UN poverty line of US$ 1 per day. Some studies have shown that poverty and HIV infection are in correlation, but none has shown whether HIV/ AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa is an outcome of poverty. This article, therefore, shows that HIV is an important outcome of poverty, with sexual trade, migration, polygamy, and teenage marriages as its predictors in the
Sub Saharan region. I used the examples of 20 countries with the highest poverty level in the region to demonstrate the gravity of the HIV scourge, using the data from different international databases.

Keywords

Poverty, AIDS, Africa

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20924

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/20924

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