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Who is susceptible to HIV infection? A qualitative study of cross-border tomato trade and susceptibility to HIV infection: A case of Ghana -Burkina Faso women tomato traders
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Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

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Who is susceptible to HIV infection? A qualitative study of cross-border tomato trade and susceptibility to HIV infection: A case of Ghana -Burkina Faso women tomato traders


7th International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs and STIs

March 18-19, 2019 | New York, USA

Koxwell Kaba Tiire

St.Vincent College of Education, Ghana

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J AIDS CLIN RES

Abstract :

Introduction: One of the core objectives of establishing the West African regional integration body (ECOWAS) is to promote cross-border trade and cooperation among member states. HIV infection has been found to be associated with population mobility, including cross-border trade and labor migration. The objective of this study is to provide evidence based recommendations for government and other stakeholders to respond to and address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a multi-disciplinary approach.

Method: Qualitative method was used to collect data for the study. It involved 4 Focus Group Discussions and 18 in-depth interviews with women tomato sorters and 4 Key Informant interviews with tomatoes market Queens. A purposeful sampling method was used to select eligible participants. The data were analyzed using a thematic framework approach.

Results: According to the participants; poverty, householdÔ??s food insecurity and household assets were the main motivational factors for them engaging in the cross border tomato trade. This study has highlighted the risk of HIV susceptibility among cross border tomato traders through their attitudes and practices during the tomatoes business.

Conclusions: Improving the knowledge and livelihood opportunities of women engaged in the cross border tomato trade calls for a comprehensive communitybased educational campaigns targeted at mobile women engaged in the cross border trade in Ghana.

Biography :

E-mail: tiirekaba@yahoo.com

 

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