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dc.contributor.advisor Govender, S. Tsebe, Koketjo Biggy 2017-05-19T09:21:14Z 2017-05-19T09:21:14Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Clinical Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study, the researcher aimed to discover stigma associated with people living with HIV and AIDS in Mahwelereng, Limpopo province. The researcher sampled five males and five females and they were between the ages of 18 and 35. In-depth interviews were a method of choice during data collection. Thematic content analysis was used to analyse data. The results show negative perceptions towards PLWHA. The community discriminate PLWHA because of fear of being infected, with females being at a higher risk because they are perceived to be promiscuous. Participants also highlighted that black people lack knowledge of how to treat and behave towards HIV/AIDS infected individuals. It is recommended that there should be studies that focus on availability of interventions that aim to combat HIV/AIDS stigma. Lastly, the future studies should explore which race groups have more knowledge and perception about HIV and AIDS. KEY CONCEPTS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Human Immunodeficiency Virus; People Living with HIV and AIDS; Stigma. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation (NRF) en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 59 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Viruses) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Patients en_US
dc.title Stigma associated with people living with HIV/AIDS in Mahwelereng, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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