Friendship Networks and HIV Risk Among Young Women in South Africa

Publish Year : 2017
Publisher : STRIVE
Author Name : Fearon E.
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Description :

Friends may be an important influence for young women's risk of HIV infection as they serve as a medium to discuss norms about gender and sexuality and are a social network through which young women form sexual partnerships. In 2011, young women participating in a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) trial in South Africa were asked about their friendships in detail. Results showed that friends' characteristics were linked to: a young woman's likelihood of being HIV positive or having Herpes Simplex 2 virus; the age of her sexual partners; and the likelihood of her being sexually active. 


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