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Type Journal Article - Journal of Human Ecology
Title Exploring Feminization of HIV/AIDS and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) with Examples from Botswana and South Africa
Volume 49
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 211-217
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09709274.2015.11906839
The paper, through desk a review of literature aims to explore the underpinnings of feminization of HIV/AIDS and their linkages to Millennium Development Goals (MDGS). Findings indicate that: many women than men are infected by HIV/AIDS; feminization of poverty largely informs feminization of HIV/AIDS; societies embrace the myth that HIV/AIDS is a woman’s disease; and care giving is predominantly carried out by women. The following are suggested strategies to redress feminization of HIV/AIDS: Forming a men’s only sector to mobilize men to expedite response; working to dilute patriarchy; and embracing gender swap, gender readjustment and gender realignment.

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