The cultural construction of AIDS and its consequences for prevention in Botswana

  • Ingstad B
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Abstract

In this article I describe how traditional Tswana healers perceive AIDS and classify it as either a "Tswana disease' or a "modern disease." I also discuss the consequences that these categorizations may have for preventing the spread of HIV, as well as the possible role that healers can play in this important effort.

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  • B. Ingstad

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