African Women and HIV and AIDS

  • Krista JohnsonEmail author
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This chapter focuses on African women’s vulnerability to and experience with the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. It provides a historical overview of the response to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and a review of the literature on African women’s risks for HIV acquisition and HIV prevention and treatment options and efforts to reduce the incidence of HIV infection among African women. It concludes by highlighting the limitations of our knowledge base and approaches to combating HIV infection among African women and areas for future research.


HIV AIDS Sex workers PEPFAR Stigma Patriarchy Structural vulnerabilities ABC approach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Howard UniversityWashingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationBabcock UniversityIlishan RemoNigeria

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