A study of the socioeconomic and socio cultural factors that influence the behavior of urban women in Bangladesh around HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections

O'Brien Whalen, Joan (2008-12)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--Stellenbosch University, 2008.

Thesis

In this study, I will investigate the socioeconomic and socio cultural factors that influence the behavior of urban women in Bangladesh around HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs.) I will first identify the urban populations that are at most risk in Bangladesh and the linkage that there is between these and general urban populations. It is important to note that by “urban,” we mean slum as well as affluent populations. In particular, I will look at the roles that gender and the status of women, issues of domestic violence, and traditional and religious healers play, and how this influences preventative strategies to these diseases. Lastly, I will look at the focus of the approach to combating HIV/AIDS and other STIs in Bangladesh.

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