DOI:​10.1080/17290376.2013.807071
Corpus ID: 5740689
Understanding culture and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
Steven Sovran
Published 1 March 2013
Medicine, Art
Sahara J
Early in the study of HIV/AIDS, culture was invoked to explain differences in the disease patterns between sub-Saharan Africa and Western countries. Unfortunately, in an attempt to explain the… Expand
View On Taylor & Francis
Hedrick.Ucsd.Edu
Share This Paper
26 Citations
Highly Influential Citations
2
11
Topics from this paper
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Infections
Accidental Falls
Seizures
chemical cofactor
Social Characteristics
Labor (Childbirth)
Fear (Mental Process)
Trait
26 Citations
“HIV Changed My Life Forever”: An Illustrative Case of a Sub-Saharan African Migrant Woman Living with HIV in Belgium
Agnes Ebotabe Arrey, J. Bilsen, P. Lacor, R. Deschepper
Psychology, Medicine
Tropical medicine and infectious disease
2017
TLDR
The case further illustrates that married and unmarried African women are often at high risk of HIV and also informs us how HIV could spread, not only because of cultural practices but also because of individual behaviour and responses to everyday life situations. Expand
Confronting Cultural Silencing of Women: Untold Stories of Abuse and HIV Risk in Young Women in Africa and the United States
Sithokozile Maposa, A. Muriuki, Tamarah Moss, D. Kpebo
Medicine
2016
TLDR
Data from two studies conducted in the United States and West Africa revealed that most study participants lived with personal shame and stigma; they were silent about the abuse they suffered to protect themselves and their families. Expand
An Exploratory Case Study of HIV/AIDS Related Stigma in Rural Ghana
Ayiworoh Farouq
Psychology
2016
AN EXPLORATORY CASE STUDY OF HIV/AIDS RELATED STIGMA IN RURAL GHANA Farouq U. Ayiworoh Advisor: University of Guelph, 2016 Dr. Helen Hambly Odame This thesis is an exploration of the nature of… Expand
1 Citation
Gender and HIV in Namibia
Shelene G Gentz, M. Ruiz‐Casares
Political Science
2016
At the end of 2011, 34 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), 68% of these in Sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS, 2012). HIV and AIDS remain a major public health challenge that… Expand
Factors affecting the utilisation of a workplace voluntary counselling and testing programme in the Eastern Cape
Nomonde Jusayo
Psychology
2013
The world has entered the third decade of the HIV and AIDS epidemic under different times in which the epidemic is treatable. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) (2005) declares HIV and AIDS… Expand
Religion and the Risks of Sexually Transmissible Infections: Evidence from Britain
S. Awaworyi Churchill, S. Appau, J. Y. Ocloo
MedicineJournal of Religion and Health
2021
TLDR
It is suggested that being religious and frequently attending religious meetings are associated with lower odds of being diagnosed with STIs as well as lower self-assessed risk of getting HIV/AIDS. Expand
1 Citation
Female and child ‘husbands’: Rituals as HIV escape routes
Godfrey Museka
Psychology
2017
Discourses on the struggle against HIV and AIDS tend to portray African traditional religio-cultural rituals as ‘harmful’ and African people as passive and clueless victims. By focusing on… Expand
Spirituality/Religiosity: A Cultural and Psychological Resource among Sub-Saharan African Migrant Women with HIV/AIDS in Belgium
Agnes Ebotabe Arrey, J. Bilsen, P. Lacor, R. Deschepper
Medicine
PloS one

2016
TLDR
The findings highlight the importance of spirituality in physical and mental health and wellbeing among SSA women with HIV/AIDS that should be taken into consideration in providing a caring and healthy environment. Expand
50 Citations
PDF
Determinants of HIV, viral hepatitis and STI prevention needs among African migrants in Germany; a cross-sectional survey on knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and practices
C. Santos-Hövener, U. Marcus, +9 authors G. Krause
Medicine
BMC Public Health

2015
TLDR
Study participants demonstrated good knowledge on HIV-transmission but knowledge gaps regarding HIV/STI-testing services, HEP and STI, and calls for targeted interventions providing more information about these topics in African communities in Hamburg and possibly also elsewhere.Expand
Sero-status of preschoolers and disclosure to schools
Linet Imbosa Muhati-Nyakundi
Medicine
AIDS care

2019
TLDR
A study of experiences of children affected by HIV and AIDS in Kenya provides insights into teachers' scaffolding efforts to educate children in understanding and communicating their illnesses, and forging support structures through relationships with their siblings and peers for care and management. Expand
...
1
2
3
...
References
SHOWING 1-10 OF 93 REFERENCES
The social context of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
J. Caldwell, P. Caldwell, P. Quiggin
Sociology
1989
The world region most likely to record the greatest numbers of deaths from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is sub-Saharan Africa where most transmission of the HIV virus is heterosexual.… Expand
539 Citations
Notes on the socio-economic and cultural factors influencing the transmission of HIV in Botswana.
D. Macdonald
MedicineSocial science & medicine
1996
TLDR
The position of women in society, particularly their lack of power in negotiating sexual relationships, has resulted in a constellation of factors unique to Botswana which accounts for the current high seroprevalence rate in the country. Expand
139 Citations
Culture and Context of HIV Prevention in Rural Zimbabwe: The Influence of Gender Inequality
L. Duffy
Sociology, Medicine
Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
2005
TLDR
It is suggested that cultural beliefs and practices, along with national and international forces, support and sustain gender inequality and prevention strategies need to be multifaceted, consider people’s culture and context, and include gender analysis. Expand
73 Citations
Male circumcision and HIV infection: 10 years and counting
D. Halperin, R. Bailey
Medicine
The Lancet

1999
TLDR
It is argued that since Cameron and colleagues’ landmark study the epidemiological and biological evidence that links lack of circumcision with HIV transmission has become compelling and that lack of male circumcision is one of the main causes of many regional discrepancies in rates of HIV infection. Expand
249 Citations
Cultural practices contributing to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in Africa.
D. Hrdy
MedicineReviews of infectious diseases
1987
TLDR
At the current time promiscuity seems to be the most important cultural factor contributing to the transmission of HIV in Africa. Expand
169 Citations
Gender and HIV/AIDS: What Do Men have to Do with it?
P. Mane, P. Aggleton
Sociology
2001
The world is facing an unprecedented crisis as a result of HIV/AIDS. The global epidemic is the most devastating in human history - shortening many lives and affecting the economic and social… Expand
176 Citations
AIDS and cultural practices in Africa: the case of the Tonga (Zambia).
Q. Gausset
MedicineSocial science & medicine
2001
TLDR
Those cultural aspects of AIDS prevention programs should not fight against one local African culture in order to impose another (Western), but should rather try to make behavior and practises safer in a way that is culturally acceptable to people. Expand
Social vs biological: theories on the transmission of AIDS in Africa.
C. Hunt
Sociology, MedicineSocial science & medicine
1996
TLDR
It is argued that the social theories also have some major difficulties including, in some cases, a failure to integrate the micro/macro and a lack of adequate or sufficient causation to produce the massive epidemic of AIDS in Africa. Expand
57 Citations
Religion and women's health in Ghana: insights into HIV/AIDs preventive and protective behavior.
B. Takyi
MedicineSocial science & medicine
2003
TLDR
Findings from the analysis of Ghanaian data indicate that religious affiliation has a significant effect on knowledge of AIDS, however, they did not find religious affiliation to be associated with changes in specific protective behavior, particularly the use of condoms. Expand
177 Citations
Sexuality, Culture, and Power in HIV/Aids Research
R. Parker
Sociology
2001
▪ Abstract This article examines the development of anthropological research in response to AIDS. During the first decade of the epidemic, most social science research focused on the behavioral… Expand
326 Citations
...
1
2
3
4
...
SORT BY
Related Papers
Examining strategies for culturally grounded HIV prevention: a review.
B. D. Wilson, R. Miller
Medicine
AIDS education and prevention : official…
2003
TLDR
The types of strategies used to integrate culture into HIV prevention, how culture has been evaluated as a component of preventive interventions, and to whom these culturally grounded programs are targeted are described.
128 Citations
HIV/AIDS surveillance in Egypt: current status and future challenges.
S. Boutros, J. Skordis
Medicine
Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue…
2010
TLDR
Constraints, such as Egypt's cultural norms and laws, the population's lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the bureaucratic health system, hinder the development and implementation of effective surveillance systems.
11 Citations
Show More
2/10
Abstract
Topics
26 Citations
93 References
Related Papers
Stay Connected With Semantic Scholar
What Is Semantic Scholar?
Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered research tool for scientific literature, based at the Allen Institute for AI.
Learn More
About
About Us
Publishers
Beta Program
Contact
Research
Team
Datasets
Open Corpus
Supp.ai
Resources
Librarians
Tutorials
FAQ
API
Proudly built by AI2
Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy
By clicking accept or continuing to use the site, you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Dataset License
ACCEPT & CONTINUE