economic insecurity

Are we meeting the HIV service needs of people living in informal settlements in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa?

Is the resource available on the Internet?
Yes
Author
Project SOAR

Communities in South Africa’s informal settlements consist of ad-hoc and improvised housing whose residents seek opportunities for employment in the surrounding area. Since the settlements are unplanned, they are often underserved by municipal services, are under-represented politically, and lack accessible healthcare and economic opportunities. This can create an environment that increases residents’ risks for HIV and sexual and gender-based violence.

Include in home page features rotation
Off

Trading sex for security: Unemployment and the unequal HIV burden among young women in developing nations

Is the resource available on the Internet?
Yes
Author
Kelly F Austin, Michelle M Choi, Virginia Berndt

Young women in their late teens and early twenties are especially susceptible to HIV infection in developing nations, as incidence of HIV is growing most rapidly among females aged 15–24 years. While prior research considers the role of various social and economic gender stratification measures to explain trends in the female HIV burden, the potential influence of unemployment has not yet been considered, nor has there been explicit focus on the empirical drivers of young women’s HIV.

Include in home page features rotation
Off
Subscribe to economic insecurity