HIV, logic and sex in Africa

Allais, Lucy and Venter, Francois W D (2012) HIV, logic and sex in Africa. Preventive Medicine, 55 (5). pp. 401-404. ISSN 0091-7435

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A widely accepted explanation of the dramatically high rates of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa appeals to a supposedly distinct model of sexual partnering, referred to as ‘multiple concurrent partnerships’ or ‘concurrency.’ We discuss two problems with the concurrency explanation, and argue that it does not contribute to understanding the unusual rates of HIV infection in the region. We argue that there is no single ‘concurrency hypothesis,’ and the term ‘concurrency’ is imprecise and does not pick out an explanatorily distinct form of sexual behavior.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Lucy Allais
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 05:38
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 05:38
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