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dc.contributor.advisor Malaka, D. W. Makhubele, Jabulani Calvin 2018-07-06T13:29:52Z 2018-07-06T13:29:52Z 2004
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Social Work)) -- University of Limpopo, 2004. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to explore the impact of culture on the prevention and reatment of HIV/AIDS amongst people in low-resourced areas like Malamulele. he study focused on the lifestyles, beliefs, attitudes and perceptions around ultural elements and practices, which might impact negatively on the prevention nd treatment of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. There were three groups of research espondents namely: learners from three high schools in Malamulele, some arents of the learners and the traditional/cultural leaders. The researcher ollected both qualitative and quantitative data. The data was gathered through he use of an interview schedule (questionnaire), focus group discussions and ound-table discussion sessions. The data was presented, analysed and nterpreted by means of tables and charts. t was found that people in low-resourced (rural) areas have little knowledge about HIV/AIDS, causes, symptoms and how the disease is transmitted. Despite the fact that awareness and educational campaigns and programmes are being rendered, people in low-resourced (rural) areas have little knowledge and needed skills about prevention and treatment of the pandemic. Polygamy and extra-marital relations by men is still highly valued and viewed at high esteem. Religious structures seem to be detached to the issue of HIV/AIDS as they mentioned that talking about HIV/AIDS is immoral and against their principles. The study also tried to explore the extent to which people in low-resourced areas view and use condoms as a protective means. en_US
dc.format.extent xiii, 198 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject.ddc 362.1969792 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) --Treatment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections --Treatment en_US
dc.title The impact of culture on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS amongst people in low-resourced areas :a social work perspective en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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