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Food Insufficiency Is Associated with High-Risk Sexual Behavior among Women in Botswana and Swaziland

  • Sheri D Weiser mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Sheri.Weiser@ucsf.edu

    Affiliations: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions Center, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Karen Leiter,

    Affiliation: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David R Bangsberg,

    Affiliations: Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions Center, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Positive Health Program, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Lisa M Butler,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Fiona Percy-de Korte,

    Affiliation: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Zakhe Hlanze,

    Affiliation: Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust, Mbabane, Swaziland

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  • Nthabiseng Phaladze,

    Affiliation: Department of Nursing, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

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  • Vincent Iacopino,

    Affiliations: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Michele Heisler

    Affiliations: Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America, VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Published: October 23, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040260
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Sheri D Weiser, Karen Leiter, Fiona Percy-de Korte, Vincent Iacopino, Michele Heisler
Physicians for Human Rights, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sheri D Weiser, David R Bangsberg
Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions Center, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sheri D Weiser
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
David R Bangsberg
Positive Health Program, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Lisa M Butler
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Zakhe Hlanze
Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust, Mbabane, Swaziland
Nthabiseng Phaladze
Department of Nursing, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Vincent Iacopino
Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Michele Heisler
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Michele Heisler
VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Sheri.Weiser@ucsf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SDW, KL, FPdK, ZH, NP, VI, and MH contributed substantially to conception and design of the research study. SDW, KL, FPdK, ZH, NP, and VI participated in acquisition of data. SDW, DRB, LMB, VI, and MH participated in data analysis and interpretation. SDW, KL, DRB, LMB, FPdK, ZH, NP, VI, and MH participated in drafting and editing of the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.