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  1. Caring for a Relative with Schizophrenia: Understandings, Challenges and the Interface with Mental Health Professionals

    Caring for a Relative with Schizophrenia: Understandings, Challenges and the Interface with Mental Health Professionals

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the experiences of families of people with schizophrenia, their understandings of schizophrenia as a mental disorder, their experience of living with a relative with schizophrenia, and their subsequent contact with mental health professionals. A convenience sample of...
  2. 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...
  3. Troubling Discourse: The Social Justice Approach Towards Combating HIV and AIDS Stigmatisation Among Adolescents

    Troubling Discourse: The Social Justice Approach Towards Combating HIV and AIDS Stigmatisation Among Adolescents

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the experiences of adolescents living with HIV and AIDS. Interviews were conducted with ten black female adolescents who were diagnosed HIV-positive to determine the effect of positive diagnosis on their being. Three of the participants chose to...
  4. HIV/AIDS, childhood and governance: sundering the bonds of human society

    HIV/AIDS, childhood and governance: sundering the bonds of human society

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    There is a disharmonious resonance between the length of HIV infection in the individual human host and the length of a human generation. In brief, an infected person may have children, these may be orphaned and grow up to become...
  5. HIV disclosure and other factors that impact on adherence to antiretroviral therapy: the case of Soweto, South Africa

    HIV disclosure and other factors that impact on adherence to antiretroviral therapy: the case of Soweto, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Some authors argue that there are no predictors of adherence to medication, while others proffer indicators of likely adherence. These contextual factors are wide-ranging and may be interdependent. There are few studies of adherence in resource-poor settings. Of these, many...
  6. Knowing but not knowing: providing maternity care in the context of HIV/AIDS in rural Zimbabwe

    Knowing but not knowing: providing maternity care in the context of HIV/AIDS in rural Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Individual interviews with 25 nurses and midwives revealed their experiences with providing maternity care in rural Zimbabwe. These first-hand accounts especially illuminate the complexities of providing maternity care in the context of HIV/AIDS. The caregivers described feeling troubled by knowing...
  7. Disclosure among HIV-positive women: the role of HIV/AIDS support groups in rural Kenya

    Disclosure among HIV-positive women: the role of HIV/AIDS support groups in rural Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Disclosure by people living with HIV or AIDS is critical for HIV prevention and care. However, many women choose not to disclose their HIV status for fear of negative outcomes, such as blame and rejection. The World Health Organization suggests...
  8. 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...
  9. Church mobilisation and HIV/AIDS treatment in Ghana and Zambia:a comparative analysis

    Church mobilisation and HIV/AIDS treatment in Ghana and Zambia:a comparative analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article compares Ghanaian and Zambian church mobilisation on HIV and AIDS. It analyses why long-term interest in HIV and AIDS has declined in Ghana but increased in Zambia, and why church involvement in promoting access to HIV/AIDS treatment has...