College of Arts and Sciences
Health Promotion: Clinical Track
Primary Subject Area
Health Sciences, Epidemiology
HIV, AIDS, gender, marriage, sub-Saharan, Africa
Immune System Diseases
Krom, Mark B., "The Curse of a Generation: Evaluating the Effects of Gender Roles and Marriage on HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa and Developing an Efficient Prevention Plan" (2009). Senior Honors Theses. Paper 75.
HIV/AIDS research in sub-Saharan Africa shows an important relationship between gender roles, marriage, and HIV prevalence. Research is collected and analyzed, and cultural issues are addressed in order to develop a prevention plan. The African church seems to be an efficient venue through which to reach sub-Saharan Africa, and the most efficient prevention plan to curb HIV/AIDS is abstinence.