Health Systems - Health Systems Part 2

Health Systems - Health Systems Part 2 - Health Systems:...

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Health Systems: Politics of Health Care Health Systems: Politics of Health Care
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Do social politics of sexuality in Sub-Saharan Africa shape emerging understandings of the AIDS epidemic?   A. True  A. False
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According to Stillwaggon current HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in Africa are characterized by A. An overemphasis on social structural  factors, such as poverty and gender  inequality. B. The inadvertent promotion of high rates of  sexuality with same-sex partners. C. An excessive focus on individual behavior. D. The reinforcement of excessive fertility  behavior that results in overpopulation.
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40 % prevalence in some countries and less than 1 % in  others? What drives an epidemic to
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According to Stillwaggon Positive correlation between HIV prevalence and  poverty. However, how poverty increases susceptibility to  HIV/AIDS may not be a direct causal link. Poverty increases biological susceptibility to and  progression of HIV in the same way it undermines  immunity to many other infectious diseases.  Malnutrition Parasitosis Lack of access to health care Education
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Country Male Female United States 16 17 Great Britain 17 17 Haiti 18 19 Tanzania 18 17 Zimbabwe 19 19 Derived from Singh S, et al. 2000. “Gender Differences in the Timing of First Intercourse: Data from 14 Countries,” International Family Planning Perspectives 26(1):21–28, 43. Median age at first intercourse (selected countries, by gender)
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Source: Kathryn Kost and Jacqueline Darroch Forrest. 1992. “American Women’s Sexual Behavior and Exposure to Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases,” Family Planning Perspectives 24(6):244–254. 41 % of American women report: 4 or more male partners 23 % of US women report 6 + male partners Foundations of Behaviors Models of HIV infection
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Source: N. MacDonald, G. Wells, W. Fisher, et al. 1990. “High-Risk STD/HIV Behavior among College Students,”
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