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Widow inheritance and HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda

Mabumba, E. D.; Mugyenyi, P.; Batwala, V.; Mulogo, E. M.; Mirembe, J; Khan, Farhad LU and Lilijestrand, J (2007) In Tropical Doctor 37(4). p.229-231
Abstract
Despite current efforts to combat HlV/AlDS through behavioural change, ingrained socio-cultural practices such as widow inheritance in south-western Uganda has not changed. Low education, unemployment, dowry, widows' socioeconomic demands and the inheritor's greed for the deceased's wealth, influence widow inheritance. Voluntary counselling and testing is needed for the widows and their inheritors; formal dowry should be removed from marriage and widow inheritance stripped of its sexual component.
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Tropical Doctor
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37
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4
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229 - 231
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Royal Society of Medicine Press
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0049-4755
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10.1258/004947507782332955
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English
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  abstract     = {Despite current efforts to combat HlV/AlDS through behavioural change, ingrained socio-cultural practices such as widow inheritance in south-western Uganda has not changed. Low education, unemployment, dowry, widows' socioeconomic demands and the inheritor's greed for the deceased's wealth, influence widow inheritance. Voluntary counselling and testing is needed for the widows and their inheritors; formal dowry should be removed from marriage and widow inheritance stripped of its sexual component.},
  author       = {Mabumba, E. D. and Mugyenyi, P. and Batwala, V. and Mulogo, E. M. and Mirembe, J and Khan, Farhad and Lilijestrand, J},
  issn         = {0049-4755},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {229--231},
  publisher    = {Royal Society of Medicine Press},
  series       = {Tropical Doctor},
  title        = {Widow inheritance and HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/004947507782332955},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2007},
}