Sexually transmitted disease and gender roles: an index of cultural evolution

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 41 Published In Pages: 46-65
By Mackey, Wade C., Immerman, Ronald S.


This article examines the relationship between HIV/AIDS and several parameters of a nation’s demography, including income, mortality, labor, fertility, and homicide rates. Associations were supported by statistical tests. Regional differences are considered; Europe and the Muslim area had lower level of women’s HIV/AIDS infection. Four cultural adaptations to combat STDs are discussed.


This is a cross-national study.


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OtherUNAIDS fact sheets, UN Demographic Yearbook, CIA World Factbook

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