Population mobility and multi-partner sex in Botswana: implications for the spread of HIV/AIDS

Afr J Reprod Health. 2001 Dec;5(3):73-83.


For cultural and economic reasons, Botswana has one of the most mobile populations in the world. People move around the country frequently for employment opportunities and because of the nature of the settlement patterns. Also, there is extensive multi-partner sexual activity in the country. This study analyses the relationship between population mobility and multi-partner sex and their implications for the spread of HIV and AIDS in Botswana. The unit of analysis is a sample of 292 mobile working in rural and urban settings in four selected districts of the country.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Botswana / epidemiology
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Female
  • Focus Groups
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sexual Behavior*
  • Sexual Partners*