International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)

The girl child and HIV: Insights from Botswana


Tapologo Maundeni, Ogar Rapinyana, William Mooketsi Baratedi

Research from Botswana as well as that from other countries indicate that the girl child is at a greater risk of HIV infection than the boy child. For example, in the context of Botswana, for every HIV-positive boy under the age of 14, there are two HIV-positive girls in the same age. This chapter discusses dynamics that account for the high vulnerability of the girl-child to HIV and AIDS in Botswana. It also highlights challenges and the way forward to combat HIV and AIDS infection among girls in Botswana.
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