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Monday, March 12, 2012

MPRC Seminar Series: Polygyny, Partnership Concurrency and HIV Transmission in Sub Saharan Africa

Speaker: Georges Reniers, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University About the talk: We study the relationship between polygyny and HIV infection using nationally representative survey data with linked serostatus information from twenty African countries. Our results indicate that junior wives in polygynous unions are more likely to be HIV positive than spouses of monogamous men, but also that HIV prevalence is lower in populations with more polygyny. With these results in mind, we investigate four explanations for the contrasting individual and ecological-level associations. We relate these results to the debate about partnership concurrency as a primary behavioral driver behind the fast propagation of HIV in some part of sub-Saharan Africa. {Will appear in FYI on Mar 9, 2012
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12:00 PM
End Time:
1:00 PM
Cole Student Activities Building
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Tiffany L Pittman MPRC 301 405 6403

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