HIV/AIDS in South Africa : Towards a New Paradigm

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Head, Judith en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Smith, Howard G en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-29T09:10:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-29T09:10:33Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Smith, H. 2004. HIV/AIDS in South Africa : Towards a New Paradigm. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3465
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-[100]).
dc.description.abstract The HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa is more severe than almost anywhere else in the world and continues to grow. Here, and elsewhere in southern Africa, it is now a generalized epidemic, largely heterosexually spread. This is very different from the more limited epidemic in the United States of America and other developed countries. It was in the USA in the five years after the first cases of AIDS that the understandings and explanations of HIV/AIDS were constructed. HIVIAIDS was defined as a transmittable infection causing a progressive deterioration of the immune system, leaving it vulnerable to opportunistic infections and disease of increasing severity resulting in inevitable death. Virology identified the virus that is the infectious agent and provided explanations of how it had its effect on the host, reproduced and was transmitted. Influenced by the early association of AIDS with homosexuals, the social construction of HIVIAIDS has focused on risk groups and risk behaviours. These are now central components of a dominant paradigm that has informed but also limited research. This paradigm also informs and limits responses to and strategies to prevent the spread of the virus. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Medicine en_ZA
dc.title HIV/AIDS in South Africa : Towards a New Paradigm en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Smith, H. G. (2004). <i>HIV/AIDS in South Africa : Towards a New Paradigm</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Medicine. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3465 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Smith, Howard G. <i>"HIV/AIDS in South Africa : Towards a New Paradigm."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Medicine, 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3465 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Smith HG. HIV/AIDS in South Africa : Towards a New Paradigm. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Medicine, 2004 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3465 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Smith, Howard G AB - The HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa is more severe than almost anywhere else in the world and continues to grow. Here, and elsewhere in southern Africa, it is now a generalized epidemic, largely heterosexually spread. This is very different from the more limited epidemic in the United States of America and other developed countries. It was in the USA in the five years after the first cases of AIDS that the understandings and explanations of HIV/AIDS were constructed. HIVIAIDS was defined as a transmittable infection causing a progressive deterioration of the immune system, leaving it vulnerable to opportunistic infections and disease of increasing severity resulting in inevitable death. Virology identified the virus that is the infectious agent and provided explanations of how it had its effect on the host, reproduced and was transmitted. Influenced by the early association of AIDS with homosexuals, the social construction of HIVIAIDS has focused on risk groups and risk behaviours. These are now central components of a dominant paradigm that has informed but also limited research. This paradigm also informs and limits responses to and strategies to prevent the spread of the virus. DA - 2004 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2004 T1 - HIV/AIDS in South Africa : Towards a New Paradigm TI - HIV/AIDS in South Africa : Towards a New Paradigm UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3465 ER - en_ZA


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