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Sexual Networks and HIV in Four African Populations: The Use of Standardized Behavioral Survey with Biological Markers

Martina Morris

in Network Epidemiology

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269013
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601330 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199269017.003.0005

Series: International Studies in Demography

 Sexual Networks and HIV in Four African Populations: The Use of Standardized Behavioral Survey with Biological Markers

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This chapter describes the local network data collected in four African towns in the late 1990s to ascertain the determinants of the large observed HIV prevalence differentials. The design used a household-based multi-stage cluster sample of about 2,000 15–49 year old persons in each town. The surveys collected information on the attributes of the respondents and their sexual partners–up to eight non-regular partners in the last twelve months, and up to four current spouses–attributes of the partnerships, and behaviors within the partnerships. The chapter reviews the study design, fieldwork experience and measurement of network characteristics, and concludes by presenting a sampling of findings from studies using the network data.

Keywords: comparative design; HIV; local network; sexual network; study design

Chapter.  12547 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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