Research report on young women, work & AIDS-related risk behaviour in Mauritius
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Published by The Association, The Centre, The Institute in [Port Louis], USA .
Written in English



  • Mauritius,
  • Mauritius.


  • Women -- Mauritius -- Sexual behavior.,
  • Women -- Employment -- Mauritius.,
  • AIDS (Disease) -- Mauritius -- Prevention.,
  • Sexual behavior surveys -- Mauritius.

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Edition Notes

StatementMauritius Family Planning Association, Centre for International Community Health Studies, USA, Institute for Community Research, USA.
ContributionsSchensul, Stephen L., Mauritius Family Planning Association., Centre for International Community Health Studies (U.S.), Institute for Community Research (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsHQ29 .R47 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination43 leaves :
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1055228M
LC Control Number93849413

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  Preliminary findings from the Women and AIDS program, a research grants program of the International Center for Research on Women in Washington, D.C. that supports 17 studies in developing countries worldwide, provide a glimpse into the complex interaction between women's social and economic status and risk of HIV infection. In many settings, the cultural norms that demand Cited by: Gender, sexuality and HIV: Making a difference in the lives of young women in developing countries. Young Women, Work, and AIDS-Related Risk Behav io r in. Mauritius. Literature reviews. In , an initial literature review focused on factors that may influence decisions of HIV-positive women about childbearing, pregnancy outcomes in relation to HIV/AIDS, prevention of perinatal HIV transmission (PPT), and pregnancy termination by women living with HIV ().An updated review, completed in January , added some topics that seemed to be largely absent in Cited by: Adolescents and young people represent a growing share of people living with HIV worldwide. In alone, , [,,] young people between the ages of 10 to 24 were newly infected with HIV, of whom , [59,,] were adolescents between the ages of 10 and To compound this, most recent data indicate that only 19 per cent of adolescent girls and 14 per cent of.

General awareness of AIDS was high, as was knowledge of sexual transmission. In four of the five surveys, large proportions, from 25 to 64 per cent, of both men and women perceived themselves to have a high or moderate risk of HIV infection. High proportions also reported that they had modified their behaviour typically by more care in Cited by: A study of AIDS-related knowledge in Zimbabwe, undertaken in , revealed that while virtually all Zimbabwean men and women have heard of AIDS, 15 percent of men and 26 percent of women do not believe that a healthy-looking person can carry the AIDS virus (Central Statistical Office [Zimbabwe] and Macro International Inc., ). counterparts in Jamaica. Using Jamaica’s Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviour and Practices survey, this research investigates factors contributing to HIV/AIDS-related risky behaviors of young females. Risk perception as a function of knowledge and as an influence on behavior is also examined. Note This paper reports on data of "Young Women, Work and AIDS-Related Risk Behavior in Mauri- flus" one of 17 research project-s in the Women and AIDS Research Program, coordinated by the International Center for Research on Women, Washington DC, USA, and funded by the US Agency for International Development References by:

  Young women and adolescent girls are disproportionately vulnerable and at high risk There are almost [ – ] new HIV infections among adolescent girls . young women at risk of HIV Current approaches to HIV prevention typically target people who are identifi ed as, or self-identify, with being at risk. In Africa, 74% of new HIV infections are among adolescent girls aged 15–19 years, and AIDS-related illnesses are the leading cause of death among adolescent girls and women of reproductive age High-risk sexual behaviour has become common practice among young women and girls struggling to make end meet in the semi-rural Embo area of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province. region of the world. Adolescents are at high risk of acquiring HIV, with 30 percent o f all new HIV infections in SSA occurring in adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) under the age of 1. This heightened risk is a consequence of the combination of the following factors: lack ofFile Size: KB.