publication . Other literature type . 2016

AIDS Myths and Myths about AIDS Myths : A Study about AIDS-related Perceptions in South Africa

Sivelä, Jonas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: University of Helsinki
Abstract
This doctoral thesis, consisting of four separate articles and a summarizing report, discusses so-called South African AIDS myths also called AIDS beliefs, rumours, misconceptions and legends. AIDS myths have been put forth as an outcome of and a major reason behind the severe HIV/AIDS situation in South Africa. They are proposed to flourish among black South Africans living in impoverished townships and villages. In previous studies, the reasons and mechanisms behind AIDS myths have been understood to be rather straightforward, and it has been suggested that they have a considerable effect on people s behaviour. This thesis argues that the processes and e...
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