Combining cross-sectional survey data with geographic activity space to examine the relationship between place and youth HIV risk behavior in Kenya
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Adolescents (15-24) comprise 37% of the nearly 1 million new HIV infections in southern and eastern Africa each year (UNAIDS, 2016a), representing a particularly vulnerable and important at-risk population. Despite increasing recognition that HIV risk is driven by social and physical characteristics of an individual’s community, assessment of socio-ecological HIV risk factors has remained a challenge. This investigation proposes a novel method of evaluating environmental risks through the use of GIS generated “activity spaces,” and community identification of risk-areas. Through combining metrics of ecological risk with cross-sectional survey data on psychosocial correlates of HIV, this investigation reveals how participatory techniques can be use to identify ecological drivers of HIV risk.
DepartmentGlobal Health Institute
CitationSchmidt, Christina (2017). Combining cross-sectional survey data with geographic activity space to examine the relationship between place and youth HIV risk behavior in Kenya. Honors thesis, Duke University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/14067.
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