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IJBBB 2015 Vol.5(4): 221-231 ISSN: 2010-3638
doi: 10.17706/ijbbb.2015.5.4.221-231

Trend Analysis of HIV Infection Rates amongst Generation X Black African Women in South Africa during the Period 2001 to 2010

Wilbert Sibanda, Philip D. Pretorius
Abstract—This study investigated the changes in HIV and syphilis prevalence rates amongst Generation (Gen) X black African women attending antenatal clinics across the nine provinces of the Republic of South during the years 2001 to 2010. Gen X women were defined to be individuals born during the period 1961 to 1981. In South Africa, the Gen X period was characterized by numerous social protests, academic boycotts and Soweto student uprisings of 1976. A democratic government was elected in 1994, resulting in major changes in social and economic circumstances of most South Africans. The new government promoted free education resulting in a major change in the demographics of the country’s public service. Amongst the new working and middle class, sociological literature reports a remarkable increase in materialism and consumerism. However, the social privileges of a few existed hand-in-glove with unprecedented levels of youth unemployment. Youths from impoverished backgrounds found it increasingly difficult to attain a descent education. Most of these youths grew in homes characterized by physical violence and emotional abuse. In view of the widely held tenet that a generation is one of the fundamental social classifications in a society, this research aims to examine trends in HIV and Syphilis amongst Generation X black African women attending antenatal clinics in South Africa.

Index Terms—Demographic characteristics, Gen X, HIV.

School of Information Technology, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Hendrik van Eck Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa 1900.

Cite: Wilbert Sibanda, Philip D. Pretorius, "Trend Analysis of HIV Infection Rates amongst Generation X Black African Women in South Africa during the Period 2001 to 2010," International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 221-231, 2015.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3638
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2015); Quarterly (Since 2016)
DOI: 10.17706/IJBBB
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ebtisam Heikal 
Abstracting/ Indexing: Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Google Scholar, and ProQuest.
E-mail: ijbbb@iap.org
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