Family Demographic Correlates of Men's Behavioral Risk for HIV in 14 Sub-Saharan African Countries

Jeffrey B. Bingenheimer, Pennsylvania State University

Men’s sexual behaviors clearly contribute to the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, but the social contexts of those behaviors remain poorly understood. This paper uses data from recent Demographic and Health Surveys in 14 sub-Saharan African countries to describe relationships between family and life-course demographic variables, self-reported sexual behaviors, and prevalent HIV infection among men aged 15-49. Interviews with over 60,000 men are included. Key relationships are presented separately for urban and rural residents in each country. Results will inform hypothesis development and guide future research on the social contexts of men's behavioral risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Presented in Poster Session 3