Publication Date

Spring 2009

School

College of Arts and Sciences

Major

Health Promotion: Clinical Track

Primary Subject Area

Health Sciences, Epidemiology

Keywords

HIV, AIDS, gender, marriage, sub-Saharan, Africa

Disciplines

Immune System Diseases

Abstract

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.