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dc.contributor.authorKeene, Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:40:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:40:35Z
dc.date.issued2001-06-22en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06272001-140504en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33768
dc.description.abstractUsing feminist theory and comparative analysis, this thesis will investigate why women in sub-Saharan Africa are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS than men. Among non-governmental organizations and inter-governmental organizations, HIV/AIDS has always been a gender issue because it is clear that women are more vulnerable to the disease, socially, culturally and biologically. Through two case studies -- one on Uganda where the HIV prevalence rate has dropped considerably in recent years, and one on Botswana, where the HIV prevalence rate has drastically increased in recent years â I will shed light on womenâ s vulnerability to HIV, how this vulnerability can be counteracted, and how these counteractive efforts are implemented by women and state governments (if they are implemented at all). It is hypothesized that the empowerment of women may stifle the spread of HIV.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectsub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectAIDSen_US
dc.subjectHIVen_US
dc.subjectBotswanaen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleStopping The Spread of AIDS among Women in Sub-Saharan Africa, What Works and What does not: A Comparative Study of Uganda and Botswanaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBorer, Douglas A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGood, Charles M. Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCorntassel, Jeffrey J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06272001-140504/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-06-27en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-06-29
dc.date.adate2001-06-29en_US


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