HIV/AIDS Sero-Prevalence and Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from Uganda

HIV/AIDS Sero-Prevalence and Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from Uganda
Although Uganda reported large reductions in HIV/AIDS prevalence during the 1990s, recent evidence suggests that the country's rate of new HIV infections is on the rise. This study explores the factors that are correlated with sexual behaviour and the risk of HIV infection using a unique dataset of 17,000 individuals from the 2011 Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey. This survey tested individuals aged 15-49 years for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, and also collected background information about all individuals tested. The paper estimates probit models for the determinants of sexual behaviours such as: having concurrent sexual partners, condom use, alcohol use during sex and having been tested for HIV prior to the survey. In addition, it estimates models for determinants of the risk of HIV infections as well as self-assessed risks of contracting HIV. Findings indicate that education and access to health facilities are important determinants of the risk of HIV infections as well as sexual behaviours.
Date: 2012-10-08
Author: Ibrahim Kasirye
File Name: HIV AIDS Sero-Prevalence and Socioeconomic Status - Evidence from Uganda - RS 95.pdf
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Created Date: 10-08-2012
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