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Concurrent Sexual Patnerships Amongst Young Adults in South Africa: Challenges for HIV Prevention Communication

Author (s): 
Parker, W; Makhubele, B; Ntlabati, P
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Publication details: 
Gauteng, USAID, John Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa, 2007

This report explores both quantitative and qualitative data related to the 20-30 year age group with a focus on concurrent sexual relationships amongst heterosexual respondents. Much HIV prevention focus has emphasised risk amongst youth, with youth variously defined in terms of age range, including teenagers and post-teenage groups, but predominantly focusing on young people under 20. This focus on younger ‘youth’ has resulted in lesser emphasis being placed on understanding of young adults in the 20-30 year age group, as well as other older age groups vulnerable to HIV.