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Vulnerability to HIV infection among Luo female adolescent orphans in Western Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Erick Otieno Nyambedha
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-28T09:50:54Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-28T09:50:54Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1618
dc.description.abstract Large-scale surveys have reported that about 55% of orphans worldwide are adolescents. In Kenya, the majority of HIV-infected adolescents are females. The current study used the anthropological methods of in-depth case studies to analyse how migratory life situations of individual female adolescent orphans in the Luo community of Western Kenya may increase their exposure to HIV. The study shows that the ability of the female adolescent orphans to adopt risk-preventive behaviour in relation to HIV is determined by a range of factors beyond their control of individual sexual behaviour. Although analysis of a single case study limits generalisation of the findings, the results provide insights into the reason for sex differentials in HIV infection rates among adolescents as reported in some large-scale surveys. The paper recommends that HIV prevention strategies for adolescents should examine the specific life … en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en_US
dc.subject EAST AFRICA, FAMILY, FOSTERING, HIV PREVENTION, LUO, MIGRATION, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, SEX DIFFERENTIALS, SEXUAL, BEHAVIOUR, VULNERABLE GROUPS en_US
dc.title Vulnerability to HIV infection among Luo female adolescent orphans in Western Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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