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Does HIV/AIDS Related Knowledge Affect Men’s Decision to Have Sexual Encounters with Commercial Sex Workers? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa


Smriti Agarwal


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Pedro De Araujo


Colorado College

Jayash Paudel


Colorado College

August, 19 2010


Abstract:     
Using representative samples from populations of 19 sub-Sahara African countries, this paper investigates the effects of different levels of HIV/AIDS knowledge on sexual behavior of males with country specific effects and controls for socioeconomic characteristics and location of residence. The main findings are that HIV/AIDS knowledge increases the likelihood of using condoms with and without commercial sex workers, has no significant effect on the likelihood of paying for sex, and increases both the likelihood of having pre and extra marital sex. These results indicate that increased HIV knowledge on average does not lead to safer sexual behavior of males in sub-Saharan Africa at the macro level.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Sexual Behavior, Average Partial Effects

JEL Classification: C13, C25, O53

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Date posted: August 21, 2010  

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Agarwal, Smriti and de Araujo, Pedro and Paudel, Jayash, Does HIV/AIDS Related Knowledge Affect Men’s Decision to Have Sexual Encounters with Commercial Sex Workers? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (August, 19 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1661531 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1661531

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Smriti Agarwal
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Pedro De Araujo (Contact Author)
Colorado College ( email )
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
Jayash Paudel
Colorado College ( email )
14 East Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
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