Inequalities in Knowledge of HIV/AIDS Prevention PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: D. Gwatkin and G. Deveshwar - Bahl
DATE: 2001

This paper presents an overview of information on socio-economic and gender inequalities in the knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention. The information, based on an analysis of household data collected by the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) program, concerning poor-rich coverage and gender differences for twenty-three countries, focuses primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The findings suggest that knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention is distinctly higher among the better-off than among the disadvantaged in almost every country where data was available. However, the gap between poor-rich is distinctly smaller, and level of knowledge among the poor is distinctly higher in sub-Saharan Africa than in Latin America.

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