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  1. Spirituality and Religion in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Kwazulu-natal, South Africa: A Longitudinal Study

    Spirituality and Religion in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Kwazulu-natal, South Africa: A Longitudinal Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study assesses the effects of spirituality and religion in health outcomes of patients on ART in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Participants were 735 patients who attended three HIV clinics for ART over a period of 20 months as follows: 519...
  2. South African Muslim Psychologists' Perceptions of Mental Illness

    South African Muslim Psychologists' Perceptions of Mental Illness

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored perceptions of mental illness in a sample of 10 female Muslim psychologists in a South African city to determine the influences of religion (and Islam specifically) on their understanding of the aetiology and treatment of mental illness...
  3. Narratives on Death and Bereavement From Three South African Cultures: An Exploratory Study

    Narratives on Death and Bereavement From Three South African Cultures: An Exploratory Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study aimed to explore how three culturally diverse South African women (n=3) constructed death and bereavement. Data were qualitatively gathered and thematically analyzed. Findings revealed grand narratives (other than western dominance) on death perceptions and bereavement within the Tswana...
  4. HIV/AIDS fatalism, beliefs and prevention indicators in Gabon:comparisons between Gabonese and Malians

    HIV/AIDS fatalism, beliefs and prevention indicators in Gabon:comparisons between Gabonese and Malians

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV/AIDS fatalism may impact on individuals’ health-seeking behaviour and HIV-prevention efforts. This descriptive study measured levels of HIV/AIDS fatalism and documented HIV/AIDS beliefs and practices among a sample of Gabonese and Malians living in Gabon, West Africa. The Powe Fatalism...
  5. ‘Every disease has its cure’: faith and HIV therapies in Islamic northern Nigeria

    ‘Every disease has its cure’: faith and HIV therapies in Islamic northern Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Northern Nigeria has one of the highest levels of HIV prevalence among societies that are predominantly Muslim. In the last decade the region has experienced marked expansion of religiously-oriented healing practices following the formal adoption of Islamic sharia law. Since...
  6. Christian identity and men's attitudes to antiretroviral therapy in Zambia

    Christian identity and men's attitudes to antiretroviral therapy in Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Increasing access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), especially in urban areas in Zambia, has transformed the landscape of the HIV epidemic to include hope. Drawing upon long-term ethnographic research, this article briefly describes the religious ideas of a cohort of former...
  7. A critical historical analysis of the South African Catholic Church's HIV/AIDS response between 2000 and 2005

    A critical historical analysis of the South African Catholic Church's HIV/AIDS response between 2000 and 2005

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The South African HIV and AIDS experience is unique in many ways considering the country's delayed and robust epidemic, the apartheid context, and successive HIV-denialist government regimes. While the struggle for democracy may have overshadowed the enormity of the unfolding...
  8. Islamic perspectives on HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral treatment: the case of Nigeria

    Islamic perspectives on HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral treatment: the case of Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Some religious reactions to the HIV epidemic in Africa unwittingly contributed to the expansion of the epidemic in its early years. This was because many religious people regarded the emergence of HIV and AIDS as divine punishment for man's sins...
  9. Kenyan pastors’ perspectives on communicating about sexual behaviour and HIV

    Kenyan pastors’ perspectives on communicating about sexual behaviour and HIV

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The article presents an analysis of in-depth interviews with 18 leaders of Christian churches in Nairobi, Kenya, regarding the content and context of messages they disseminate to their congregations about sexual behaviour and HIV. The content of messages was nearly...
  10. Predictors of sexual behaviour among church-going youths in Nairobi, Kenya: a cross-denominational study

    Predictors of sexual behaviour among church-going youths in Nairobi, Kenya: a cross-denominational study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    We surveyed church-going youths in Nairobi, Kenya, to investigate denominational differences in their sexual behaviour and to identify factors related to those differences. In comparison with youths attending mainline churches, the youths surveyed at Pentecostal/evangelical churches were less likely to...