The Underground Economy of AIDS


Epstein, Helen. 2006. "The Underground Economy of AIDS." Virginia Quarterly Review 82 (1): 53-63. 

Author: Helena Epstein


This article recounts the author's experience in Harare, Zimbabwe to observe the social and economic conditions of the women there and its relation to the spread of AIDS. It presents information on Shaping the Health of Adolescents in Zimbabwe program designed by University of California student Megan Dunbar. It describes the financial and social conditions of the women in the area. It emphasizes the significance of sex to a poor country.

Topics: Economies, Poverty, Gender, Women, Girls, Health, HIV/AIDS, Livelihoods Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: Zimbabwe

Year: 2006

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