Show simple item record Ntseane, P.G. Preece, J. 2010-06-16T13:36:13Z 2010-06-16T13:36:13Z 2005-09
dc.identifier.citation Ntseane, P.G. & Preece, J. (2005) Why HIV/AIDS prevention strategies fail in Botswana: considering discourses of sexuality, Development Southern Africa, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 347-363 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0376-835X
dc.identifier.issn 1470-3637
dc.description.abstract A phenomenological study that was carried out among five ethnic groups of Botswana revealed the importance of taking into account culturally situated sexual realities when prevention policies for HIV/AIDS are considered and implemented. Furthermore the study threw light on the ineffectiveness of the current national HIV/AIDS prevention strategy of ‘Abstain, Be faithful, or use a Condom’ (ABC), a strategy that has been externally imposed on communities, without sufficiently engaging the behavioural practices and values of the communities themselves. This paper therefore advocates educational strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention that take into consideration localised social relations and value systems. Devising policies that engage with the discourses that are dominant in each ethnic group can make a difference in a country that has been hard-hit by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge. en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.subject Educational Strategies en_US
dc.subject Sex en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.title Why HIV/AIDS prevention strategies fail in Botswana: considering discourses of sexuality en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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