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An exploratory study of the factors of HIV infection risk in Botswana

Author Affiliations

  • 1UNISA, School of Business Leadership (SBL), South Africa
  • 2University of Botswana, Private Bag: UB 00705, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 3University of Botswana, Private Bag: UB 00705, Gaborone, Botswana

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 22-38, March,14 (2018)


Data from the 2008 Botswana AIDS Impact Survey III (2008 BAIS III) were used to explore the determinants of HIV infection risk in Botswana. It was found that place of residence, age, gender, education, marital status, type of relationship with a sexual partner, male circumcision, religion and sexual behaviour might be significant determinants of HIV infection risk in Botswana. Education seems to be a major determinant. The policy implication is that education should be emphasized in order to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Rural development is also essential.


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