Ambiguities of 'culture' and the antiretroviral rollout in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Ashforth, Adam
dc.contributor.author Nattrass, Nicoli
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-26T13:27:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-26T13:27:11Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Ashforth, A., & Nattrass, N. (2006). Ambiguities of ‘culture’and the antiretroviral rollout in South Africa. Centre for Social Science Research: University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19239
dc.description.abstract This paper reflects on two contrasting cultural strategies for supporting the rollout of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART): The Treatment Action Campaign's Treatment Literacy Programme which seeks to educate people into a conventional scientific understanding of HIV disease and treatment; and a Department of Health Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) video which harnesses putative 'indigenous knowledge' relating to illness and healing.? It points out that the latter strategy risks connecting with fears regarding the 'African science' of witchcraft. This can serve to confuse, rather than clarify, ambiguities concerning the notion of 'cure'. Science education is challenging, but has the potential to empower patients to manage their illness effectively.? en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Ambiguities of 'culture' and the antiretroviral rollout in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-04-26T13:26:06Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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