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Reframing and addressing cross-generational relationships in Malawi

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Abstract: In 2002, the Malawi National AIDS Commission estimated that there were higher rates of HIV infections among young women than young men. The relationship between HIV prevalence and the practice of cross-generational sex in sub-Saharan Africa is well documented. Through discussions with young women, Save the Children (SC) Malawi too identified cross-generational relationships as a critical mode of HIV transmission. A cross-generational relationship is defined as a non- marital sexual relationship between an adult and a young person, with an age difference of at least 10 years.
Authors: Weissman, A. , Cocker, J. , Sherburne, L. , Powers, M.B. , Lovich, R. , Mukaka, M.
Country: Malawi
Category: Practice
End Page: 11
Serial number: 1
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , disease prevention and control , women , children
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2006
Region: East Africa
Right: © 2006 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 10
Title: Reframing and addressing cross-generational relationships in Malawi