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Intergenerational deadlock? Confronting the AIDS crisis in Tanzania
Burja, Janet / 199?


Aids in Africa has created and widened divisions between age groups at a time when intergenerational support is more essential than ever. Normal sexual activity is highly likely to expose young people to the risk of HIV infection: they need protection just as older people need support in the face of the mounting death toll. Yet, talking about sex is culturally taboo, especially between parents and children. And rural poverty drives young people into towns where they may engage in risky survival strategies beyond adult control. Comparative research by the universities of Bradford and Leeds examines the significance of generational and gender relations in addressing the epidemic in Zambia

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