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Couple Relationships

Love, lust, and the emotional context of concurrent sexual partnerships amomg young Swazi adults

2014
Author: 
Allison Ruark, Lunga Dlamini, Nonhlanhla Mazibuko, Edward C Green, Caitlin Kennedy, Amy Nunn, Timpthy Flanigan, Pamela J Surkan

Men and women in Swaziland who are engaged in multiple or concurrent sexual

partnerships, or who have sexual partners with concurrent partners, face a very

high risk of HIV infection. Ninety-four in-depth interviews were conducted with 28

Swazi men and women (14 of each sex) between the ages of 20 and 39 in order

to explore participants’ sexual partnership histories, including motivations for

sexual relationships which carried high HIV risk. Concurrency was normative,

with most men and women having had at least one concurrent sexual

Library code: 
Manzini
Classification no: 
TR / RUA
Collection: 
Special Collections: Swazi Focus
Accession no: 
TR BS/
Type of material: 
Accepted Manuscript
Physical description: 
33 p.: ill.
Notes: 
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in African Journal of AIDS Research, 13(2), pp. 133-143, 29 July 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis

Couple partnership dynamics and relationship satisfaction in Swaziland and implications for HIV prevention

2014
Author: 
Allison Ruark

The dynamics and quality of a person's sexual relationships are critical influencers of his or her mental, emotional, and physical health. Men and women in Swaziland who are engaged in multiple or concurrent sexual partnerships, or who have sexual partners with concurrent partners, face a very high risk of HIV infection. Relationship quality and satisfaction may impact sexual behaviors and partnership dynamics which in turn affect HIV risk.

Library code: 
Manzini
Classification no: 
PR / RUA
Collection: 
Special Collections: Swazi Focus
Accession no: 
PR BS/
Type of material: 
Dissertation
Publication details: 
Baltimore, Maryland: John Hopkins University
Physical description: 
219 p.: ill.
Notes: 
A dissertation submitted to John Hopkins University in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.