PMID: 22713352
Title: Transactional sex and HIV understanding the gendered structural drivers of HIV in fishing communities in Southern Malawi
Abstract: In Southern Malawi, the fishing industry is highly gendered, with men carrying out the fishing and women processing, drying and selling the fish. Research has shown that individuals living in fishing communities in low-income countries are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. One of the key drivers of HIV in fishing communities is transactional sex. In the fishing industry this takes the form of 'fish-for-sex' networks where female fish traders exchange sex with fishermen for access to or more favourable prices of fish. By controlling the means of production, the power dynamics in these exchanges favour men and can make it more difficult for women to negotiate safe sex.
Date: 1970-08-21
Year: 2012
Journal: J Int AIDS Soc
PMID Author: MacPherson EE, Sadalaki J, Njoloma M, Nyongopa V, Nkhwazi L, Mwapasa V, Lalloo DG, Desmond N, Seeley J, Theobald S
IAVI Topics: HIV Epidemiology
IAVI Keywords: Fishing Communities

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