Bleak prospects: young men, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in an Ethiopian town

The study of sexuality in Ethiopia has until now remained largely the domain of medical scientists, public health professionals and epidemiologists; barely touched upon by sociologists, anthropologists and other social scientists. No study has been carried out about the perceptions of different sexual practices in Ethiopia. This book is therefore a pioneering work that explores how young people, especially young men, in the Ethiopian town of Dessie express their sexuality and are experiencing HIV/AIDS in their daily lives. It also considers how poverty and other related structural factors are linked to HIV/AIDS infection and other processes affecting the sexuality of young people, how young people and key informants receive, interpret and evaluate ongoing interventions, and what can be done to reduce infection rates. The book provides insights into the role and interrelationship of the underlying structural, social and cultural factors in the context of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention. In particular, it demonstrates the relationship between poverty and HIV/AIDS. [ASC Leiden abstract]

Title: Bleak prospects: young men, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in an Ethiopian town
Author: Tadele, Getnet
Year: 2006
Issue: 80
Pages: 282
Language: English
Series: Research reports
City of publisher: Leiden
Publisher: African Studies Centre
Geographic term: Ethiopia
External link: https://hdl.handle.net/1887/4641
Abstract: The study of sexuality in Ethiopia has until now remained largely the domain of medical scientists, public health professionals and epidemiologists; barely touched upon by sociologists, anthropologists and other social scientists. No study has been carried out about the perceptions of different sexual practices in Ethiopia. This book is therefore a pioneering work that explores how young people, especially young men, in the Ethiopian town of Dessie express their sexuality and are experiencing HIV/AIDS in their daily lives. It also considers how poverty and other related structural factors are linked to HIV/AIDS infection and other processes affecting the sexuality of young people, how young people and key informants receive, interpret and evaluate ongoing interventions, and what can be done to reduce infection rates. The book provides insights into the role and interrelationship of the underlying structural, social and cultural factors in the context of HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention. In particular, it demonstrates the relationship between poverty and HIV/AIDS. [ASC Leiden abstract]