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Doctoral Research: Understanding HIV/AIDS Prevention among urban poor in Maputo City in Mozambique

Research project
Inactive research
Project owner
School of Global Studies

Short description

The study was conducted in Maputo City in Mozambique and examined local ideas about prevention and the socio-cultural practices that people confront to prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS.

Background

The estimated prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Mozambique is among the highest in the world. Despite the fact that governmental and non-governmental institutions effort to inform people on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, the disease is increasing.

Research aims

The aim of this study is to examine local ideas about prevention and the socio-cultural practices that people confront to prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS.

Research questions and methods

  • How people believe that they get HIV/AIDS
  • How they prevent themselves against the affliction¬†
  • How they understand HIV/AIDS campaigns

The research method is anthropological based on participant observation, informal conversation, and focus groups.

Contact

Margarida Paulo