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Ukimwi ni homa (AIDS is a cold) : HIV vulnerability of Maasai women

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dc.contributor.advisor Khanna, Sunil
dc.creator Hedges, Kristin Naserian
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-08T14:58:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-08T14:58:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2005-04-29
dc.date.issued 2005-04-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/22423
dc.description Graduation date: 2005 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis takes an in-depth look at specific behaviors that are putting Maasai women at risk for HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Methods used include in-depth interviews, focus group discussion, demographic data collection, and nutritional anthropometric measurements. The research took place June September 2004. Analysis reveals a strong connection between poverty and risk for HIV/AIDS in the Maasai community. There is also the potential for "learned helplessness" that some young women are displaying due to the current HIV/AIDS intervention and awareness programs. The thesis considers how culturally appropriate interventions may be more effective than current education programs at lowering the rate of HIV/AIDS in the Maasai community. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Kenya en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women, Masai -- Diseases -- Kenya en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women, Masai -- Health and hygiene -- Kenya en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Masai (African people) -- Diseases -- Kenya en_US
dc.title Ukimwi ni homa (AIDS is a cold) : HIV vulnerability of Maasai women en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts (M.A.) in Applied Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Liberal Arts en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
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