This is because of the previous statistics about the rate of infection between males and females. This statistic has created bias in terms of interventions and resource allocation into fighting the spread of HIV and aids. A gender based approach towards combating the HIV menace has amounted to discrimination against the men in terms of demonizing them as the real causes of HIV transmission.
This paper will analyze the main findings of a research conducted in London by the AHPN. The research study was investigating how frequent African men use the HIV services like HIV testing; HIV care or HIV support services. It will also look into the methods used for research and how effective they have been. Finally, it will analyze the sociological context in which this study was carried out in.
At the beginning of the research carried out by the African HIV Policy Network (AHPN), several facts had to be pre-researched to get the correct statistics and information on the ground about the people who will be part of the research.
The first information that was researched included the epidemiology of the African men living in London. This was to identify any common occurrences including the conditions and patterns of the occurrences of the subject matter being studied. For this research, the epidemiological study chose to follow the case-control study. The case control study was deployed as to identify why there was a high prevalence rate for black Africans who have been diagnosed with HIV in London as compared to the rest of London’s racial groups.
The methods of data collection in research normally vary because of several factors. This include the type of samples being investigated, the tools used for investigation and collection of data and also the kind of source where the information is be gotten from. Therefore, the method of data collection deployed in a research can be a factor