Religion and AIDS in Africa
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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,…
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2012
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Acronyms at a Glance|
|AIDS in Context|
|Interpreting the AIDS Epidemic|
|Knowledge about HIV|
|The ABCs of Prevention|
|Beyond ABC: Local Prevention Strategies|
|Institutionalized Religious Strategies|
|Effects of AIDS on Religion|
|List of Appendices|