Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Nthomang, K.
dc.contributor.author Phaladze, N.
dc.contributor.author Oagile, N.
dc.contributor.author Ngwenya, B.
dc.contributor.author Seboni, N.
dc.contributor.author Gobotswang, K.
dc.contributor.author Kubanji, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-27T13:25:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-27T13:25:42Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Nthomang, N. et al (2009) People living with HIV and AIDS on the brink: stigma - a complex sociocultural impediment in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Botswana, Health Care for Women International, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 233-234 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1096-4665 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 0739-9332 (paper)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/857
dc.description.abstract HIV-related stigma is a life-altering phenomenon. The consequence of the stigmatization process sets apart stigmatized person(s) as a distinct category, leading to various forms of disapproval, rejection, exclusion, labeling, stereotyping, and discrimination. Stigma of HIV-positive people in Botswana is a complex social phenomenon associated with the disease itself and the behaviors that lead to infection. This is a synthesis paper based on the literature review on HIV- and AIDS-related stigmatization of HIV-positive people in Botswana and in-depth interviews with people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs). I examine the literature on HIV- and AIDS-related stigmatization and subsequent discrimination and the implications for intervention programs for people living with HIV and AIDS. The findings from the literature and in-depth interviews show that HIV-AIDS-related stigma is deeply embedded in societal structures and culture which promote nonacceptance of those branded HIV positive. This often is reinforced at a practical level by pervasive negative attitudes toward PLWHAs. Recommendations argue for the adoption of Healthy Relationship. This intervention seeks to promote and strengthen decision-making skills among PLWHAs and programs that promote destigmatization of, and tolerant attitudes toward, PLWHAs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis, http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713723020 en_US
dc.subject HIV and AIDS en_US
dc.subject Stigma and discrimination en_US
dc.subject Sociocultural impediment en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.title People living with HIV and AIDS on the brink: stigma - a complex sociocultural impediment in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/769657_751319030_908446632.pdf en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UBRISA


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account