Sexual risk taking among young adults in Cape Town: Effects of expected health and income
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
In spite of increased awareness of HIV/AIDS, unprotected casual sex is still widespread in many HIV infected countries. In this paper, a two-period model for sexual decisions under uncertainty is developed. The results suggest that, for individuals with limited access to HIV treatment, uncertainty of future health may be an important factor driving unsafe sex practices. The results support the empirical finding of a weak link between sexual behavior, HIV frequency, and HIV knowledge in poor countries; therefore suggesting that AIDS policy needs to be calibrated in order to fit within different social contexts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för nationalekonomi, Umeå universitet , 2010. , 39 p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 804
HIV/AIDS, Health risk, Risk aversion
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-34112OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-34112DiVA: diva2:318933