Gender and Multiple and Concurrent Sexual Partnerships in Lesotho

A qualitative study was undertaken in five communities in Lesotho with the aim of better understanding the social, economic and cultural considerations that influence individuals' decisions related to multiple sexual partnerships and the perception of HIV risk in such relationships. The goal of the study was to produce strategic information on determinants of sexual behavior, focusing particularly on social, economic and cultural factors that promote multiple concurrent sexual partnerships, with the purpose to inform national gender interventions targeting prevention of HIV.

Length: 
79 p
Year: 
2009
Organization: 
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS,Family Health International,National AIDS Commission Lesotho
Languages: 
English