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Religion and AIDS in Africa

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ISBN-10: 0195335945

ISBN-13: 9780195335941

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jenny Ann Trinitapoli, Alexander Weinreb

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The true role of religion in the AIDS epidemic in Africa has been debated for years: some scholars and activists claim that religious groups have provided much-needed education and assistance to those afflicted with the disease, and others argue that religion has contributed to the spread andstigmatization of AIDS. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork in Malawi and survey data from 26 other sub-Saharan African countries, Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb provide the first comprehensive empirical account of how religious groups affect the spread of knowledge, prevention, and mitigationof AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.Trinitapoli and Weinreb identify religious patterns in the infection of HIV,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Acronyms at a Glance
The Basics
AIDS in Context
Religious Patterns
Understanding AIDS
Interpreting the AIDS Epidemic
Knowledge about HIV
Preventing HIV
The ABCs of Prevention
Beyond ABC: Local Prevention Strategies
Institutionalized Religious Strategies
Safety Nets
Effects of AIDS on Religion
List of Appendices