Articles by Author: Elvis Mendu

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  1. Biomedical healthcare and African traditional healing in the management of HIV and AIDS: complimentary or competing cosmologies?

    Biomedical healthcare and African traditional healing in the management of HIV and AIDS: complimentary or competing cosmologies?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In South Africa, African traditional healers and biomedical practitioners play important roles in the management of HIV and AIDS, but provide healthcare services in isolation of each other, despite legislative recognition of both types of healing. An interpretive, qualitative research...
  2. Teenagers' perceptions of SMS Afrikaans in print advertisements

    Teenagers' perceptions of SMS Afrikaans in print advertisements

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    The technological constraints of the mobile phone gave rise to a texting (SMS) language with very distinctive linguistic features. This study examines whether SMS Afrikaans could be employed as language of advertising in the print media. Drawing on the Communication...
  3. Epidemiology of an outbreak of cholera in a south-west state of Nigeria

    Epidemiology of an outbreak of cholera in a south-west state of Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    On 19 August 2011, 11 suspected cholera cases were reported by three private hospitals to the Disease Surveillance Unit of Ede District in Osun State, Nigeria. Diagnoses were confrmed using the cholera rapid diagnostic test kit. A feld investigation to...
  4. Dealing with disclosure: Perspectives from HIV-positive children and their older carers living in rural south-western Uganda

    Dealing with disclosure: Perspectives from HIV-positive children and their older carers living in rural south-western Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    There are limited data on the challenges faced by carers, in particular older carers, in managing the difficult task of status disclosure for HIV-positive children. We report findings from qualitative interviews with 18 care dyads of older people and HIV-positive...