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The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV
  1. Gillian Robinson
  1. Associate Specialist, Department of Sexual Health, Southwark PCT, London, UK

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The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV Jennifer S Hirsch, Holly Wardlow, Daniel Jordan Smith. . Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0-82651-683-1. Price: £26.95. Pages 320 (paperback)

This book publishes the results of a 5-year research project entitled ‘Love, marriage and HIV: a multisite study of gender and HIV risk’. It was supported by the USA National Institutes of Health. The proportion of women with HIV varies worldwide; in sub-Saharan Africa nearly 60% of cases occur in women whereas in Asia this figure is 35%. During the study period there was increasing …

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