Al Jazeera Examines HIV Prevention Efforts To Redefine Men’s Roles In Swaziland
Al Jazeera: Swaziland and HIV: Redrawing what it means to be a man
“…The scourge of HIV/AIDS during the 1990s and 2000s means that half of the population of Swaziland are children and almost a third of adults have HIV. But a strong notion of male pride and a sense of duty to provide for others, means many men conceal their HIV status and continue to work even when unwell. The men also stay away from health clinics, which tend to be female-centered, where they could get a diagnosis and treatment. As a result, while more women contract HIV, more men die as a result of it…” (McNeish, 8/10).
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