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Promoting abstinence, being faithful and condom use with young Africans: qualitative findings from an intervention trial in rural Tanzania
  1. Max Cooper
  1. Correspondence to Dr Max Cooper, Division of Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Falmer, Sussex, UK; M.Cooper{at}

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Mary Louisa Plummer. Lexington Books, Lanham, USA, 2012, 481, Hardback, £59.95. ISBN: 978-0-7391-6844-8

This book presents a comprehensive and analytical account of the qualitative component of a large intervention study of sexual behaviour change undertaken in rural north-western Tanzania. The book begins with an informed introduction to the context of HIV in Africa in terms of epidemiology and prevention strategies, including the approach of promoting abstinence, being faithful and condom use. Relevant definitions and concepts are explained in full for readers. …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.