HIV and Youth: A Behavioural Perspective

  • Arvin Bhana
  • Inge Petersen


The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) represents one of the most challenging and serious threats to the development and well-being of young people everywhere. These challenges are massively exacerbated in contexts of poverty and under-development, and made worse by periods of conflict and political intransigence. This is especially true for sub-Saharan Africa, host to the largest number of people with HIV and AIDS in the world.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Sexual Risk Behaviour Risky Sexual Behaviour Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arvin Bhana
    • 1
  • Inge Petersen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KwaZulu-NatalNatalSouth Africa

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