AIDS - HIV/AIDS 11/02/2008 21:31:00 Economic Determinants...

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Unformatted text preview: HIV/AIDS 11/02/2008 21:31:00 Economic Determinants of HIV Transmission Macro Level -Africa richest nations-Botswana, South Africa among the most affected w/ AIDS o reflects role that better infrastructure, more mobile populations seem to play in spread of AIDS -Other Continents HIV seems to be affecting the rich more than the poor, or is income neutral-Between continents: poorer countries = greater HIV prevalence countries with greater income inequality = more serious epidemic absolute poverty rates strongly assoc. w/ HIV prevalence rates-relationship between poverty, HIV growing stronger, both between and within countries Micro Level-school enrollment rates, illiteracy rates in majority of developing world, Africa lower than those in richer countries-poor w/in all countries least likely to receive education = less likely to be aware of dangers of HIV/AIDS strong correl. between wealth, education and knowledge that condoms prevent AIDS Cambodia-country w. most advanced epidemic in Asia: poorest segments of society have much less knowledge of how AIDS is transmitted and prevented...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2008 for the course NS 2060 taught by Professor Stoltzfus,r. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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AIDS - HIV/AIDS 11/02/2008 21:31:00 Economic Determinants...

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