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New Book Tackles HIV/AIDS Risks of Migrant Zimbabwean Youth
Date:10/22/2013

Atlanta (PRWEB) October 23, 2013

For Dr. Loveness Mabhunu, there is truth in the saying, “If you educate a woman, you develop the society." With her newest book titled “KNOWLEDGE OF HIV TRANSMISSION AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AMONG ZIMBABWEAN ADOLESCENT FEMALES IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA,” she aims to empower and educate women and young girls as she explores the effects of gender issues, culture and socialization on Zimbabwean female adolescents at risk of HIV infection.

It is universally agreed that HIV/AIDS constitutes one of the most serious threats to human life today. The immigration of Zimbabwean people into America plays a major role in the socialization of Zimbabwean adolescents. These migrant adolescents are exposed to the Western culture of sexual socialization, which is different from the African culture. The social bonds and traditions that used to shape Zimbabwean young people’s behavior and help them make the transition to adulthood have weakened in the face of migrating to Western countries. The main problem is the transition and loss of cultural identity that affect Zimbabwean adolescents’ knowledge of HIV/AIDS transmission and sexual behavior.

An excerpt from the book:
“Programs to protect young women from sexual exploitation and HIV infection must also address men. Men are key to reducing HIV transmission and have the power to change the course of the AIDS epidemic. Focusing on women’s empowerment is critical, but it has to be complemented by involving and empowering men and changing male attitudes, stereotypes, and behaviors that further the spread of HIV. If men could respect and pay attention to the problem of HIV/AIDS, it can make a real difference in the lives of women. HIV infection can be greatly reduced in large numbers. The solution lay in improving gender equality.”

The battle against HIV/AIDS involves a global village. An anonymous elder purported: “If you can capture the youth and change the way they think, then you can change the future.” Communication strategies to confront AIDS must view culture as an ally. Effectiveness in any environment demands that one be familiar with the cultural context in which one finds oneself working.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Dr. Loveness Mabhunu is a native of Zimbabwe. A recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship and IPS Scholarship, she graduated from the University of Zimbabwe, with a B.A. Hons. and M.A. in Religious Studies; and Ph.D. in Women’s Studies at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Mabhunu has experience as a researcher in the following areas: women, girl child and HIV/AIDS; traditional Zimbabwean culture and its relevance to HIV prevention; and Women and Religion. She has presented papers at conferences and seminars in Zimbabwe, Mexico City and the United States. Dr. Mabhunu is also a motivational speaker. Her ambition is to empower women throughout the world.

KNOWLEDGE OF HIV TRANSMISSION AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AMONG ZIMBABWEAN ADOLESCENT FEMALES IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA * by Dr. Loveness Mabhunu
THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND DUAL SOCIALIZATION
Publication Date: October 16, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 146 pages; 978-1-4931-0578-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 146 pages; 978-1-4931-0579-3
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-0580-9

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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