Ledward, Andrea

Age, gender and sexual coercion : identifying pathways of vulnerability to HIV infection.

Brief report on the methodology and findings of a research project carried out to examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of children on a commercial farm. The coping mechanisms used by families and children of both AIDs and non-AIDs affected families were investigated and also the pathways of vulnerability to HIV/AIDs infection. The roles of eduation, the AIDS awareness campaigns and economic insecurity in increasing vulnerability were considered.