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dc.contributor.author Maundeni, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-13T13:09:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-13T13:09:52Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Maundeni, T. (2004) The boy child and HIV/AIDS in Botswana: A neglected issue in research and practice, Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, Vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 43-54 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/879
dc.description.abstract Even though HIV/AIDS affects people of all gender and age, most HIV research in Botswana has mainly focused on either girls or women, neglecying the boy child. This paper discusses the reasons for this neglect, explores the various factors that predispose the boy child to HIV infection and concludes by outlining strategies for the wayforward. The paper points out the need for more reliable data on the number of boys infected with HIV and calls for intensive HIV education with special emphasis on skills and social norms. It argues that the key challenges in addressing the needs of boys at risk of HIV infection lay in convincing the public that children have to be tested for HIV and, deconstructing traditional concepts of masculinity in ways that fit new realities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, www.thuto.org/pula/html/ en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV/AIDS--Botswana en_US
dc.title The boy child and HIV/AIDS in Botswana: A neglected issue in research and practice en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/PULA/pula018001/pula018001006.pdf en_US


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