FINAL DRAFT - WOMEN IN THE FACE OF AIDS /HIV EPIDERMICS IN...

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WOMEN IN THE FACE OF AIDS /HIV EPIDERMICS IN KENYA NSANZE DANIEL MASTERS OF PUBLIC POLICY Date of submission: 2011/12/1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Abstract ......................................................................................................................................................... 2 1.0 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 3 3.0 LITERATURE REVIEW. ............................................................................................................ 5 1
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4.0 HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT. .............................................................................................. 7 H.1 WHO ARE THE MOST AFFECTED BY THE HIV/AIDS SCOURGE?. ................................... 7 7.0 DISCUSSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH . ................................................. 18 8.0 Conclusion. .............................................................................................................................. 22 References. .................................................................................................................................... 22 Date: Day __ Month ___ Year ___. ................................................................................................................................................ 23 Abstract Women have in most societies all over the world belonged in vulnerable populations. This is because they are always taken to be the weaker sex whose destiny has to be decided by their male counterparts. This paper therefore seeks to explain the reasons as to why women and specifically Kenyan women have been adversely been affected by the HIV/AIDS Scourge unlike their male counterparts. Various explanations are given to make the reader ascertain the truth. Recommendations are also provide on what should be done to reverse this trend. It is through this paper that the reader will be able to ascertain why women are always referred to as the weaker sex. In recent history AIDS/HIV infection has emerged as the most devastating disease in recent history. Although, approximately as many women as men worldwide suffer from HIV, this aggregate figure conceals marked differences in the implications of the disease for men and women. Some of these, result from biological differences in sex between men and women, but more result from socially defined gender differences in society. 2
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Historically, Kenya has been one of the most sophisticated African countries in its approach to issues concerning women and development, and Kenya has made impressive strides in the fight against AIDS. However, concerned government ministries, NGOs, agencies, and activists have not yet been brought together to address the complex subject of gender violence and AIDS. 1.0 INTRODUCTION
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