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Securing food and preventing HIV/AIDS. Study on the linkages between food and cash distributions and the AIDS epidemic in rural Ethiopia

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This study sets out to examine the effects of HIV/AIDS on food and livelihood security in rural Ethiopia, and how those effects can be measured and mitigated. The report is based on a household survey that includes a total of 3679 households, in addition to interviews and community group discussions that were held in order to determine the severity of coping strategies used by households in each area. The study sheds light on general inefficiencies of current food and cash distribution practices, the particular concerns surrounding the equitable access of women and youth to relief commodities, and the imperative to limit transmissions of HIV. It also presents a series of specific recommendations and calls to action with a view to improving the current distribution practices.

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