The cultural barriers imposed on female sub-Saharan refugees relating to medical intervention for HIV in the UK

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The cultural barriers imposed on female sub-Saharan refugees relating to medical intervention for HIV in the UK

In the UK, over 30% of the country’s HIV positive cases are from sub-Saharan Africa – a group that makes up less than 1% of the country’s population(3).

This study has looked to explain whether the prevalence of HIV in females within this ethnic group is due to cultural and social influences when the women are in both a sub-Saharan and UK setting. In particular it has studied the general knowledge levels of the chosen study population’s knowledge surrounding HIV preventative methods and treatments; the social and psychological barriers surrounding the utilisation of these healthcare resources in a sub-Saharan setting and UK setting; and the success of the NHS in providing a holistic approach to HIV treatment in the specified samples.

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