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  1. The Value of Social Representations Theory in Understanding Perceptions Regarding HIV/AIDS

    The Value of Social Representations Theory in Understanding Perceptions Regarding HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the extent to which individuals experience ideologic strain from identifying with members in their in-group and its shared representation of HIV. 200 students from a large South African University completed a HIV Knowledge, Perceptions & Practices survey...
  2. Perceptions of High-risk Sex Among Men and Women Attending an STI Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa

    Perceptions of High-risk Sex Among Men and Women Attending an STI Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The widespread occurrence of sexually transmitted infections (STI's) among young adults in South Africa suggests that there is a need to increase safe sex practices among those who are sexually active. Given the high rate of HIV infection in the...
  3. Misconceptions about HIV prevention and transmission in Botswana

    Misconceptions about HIV prevention and transmission in Botswana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Misconceptions about how HIV can be transmitted or prevented often prevent individuals from making informed choices and taking appropriate action. The purpose of the research was to explore the socio-demographic and behavioural factors in Botswana that are associated with misconceptions...
  4. Competing or co-existing? Representations of HIV/AIDS by white women teachers in post-apartheid South Africa

    Competing or co-existing? Representations of HIV/AIDS by white women teachers in post-apartheid South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This study explores the social representations of HIV and AIDS that circulate among white women teachers in South Africa, a group whose personal risk of the disease is low but who have a major role to play in shaping attitudes...
  5. Kissing the cobra: Sexuality and high risk in a generalised epidemic—a case study of White university students

    Kissing the cobra: Sexuality and high risk in a generalised epidemic—a case study of White university students

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper explores the social factors that may account for the way the HIV-AIDS epidemic is unfolding in a racially segmented and socially differentiated society. As a sexually transmitted infectious disease that particularly infects adolescents and decimates young adults, there...
  6. Understanding self-appraisal of HIV-infection risk among young adults in Nigeria: evidence from a national survey

    Understanding self-appraisal of HIV-infection risk among young adults in Nigeria: evidence from a national survey

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A major component of HIV prevention is to encourage individuals to appreciate their personal risk of contracting the virus with the aim of encouraging them to take steps to reduce the risks. This article addresses the accuracy of an individual's...
  7. Adolescents’ perceptions of sexual coercion in Uganda

    Adolescents’ perceptions of sexual coercion in Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In Uganda, HIV prevalence remains high with young people at higher risk of infection than adults. Much is known about the sexual risk factors for HIV transmission among youths, including sexual encounters that are coerced. On the other hand, relatively...
  8. AIDS fatigue and university students’ talk about HIV risk

    AIDS fatigue and university students’ talk about HIV risk

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Drawing on a qualitative study that included 20 focus group discussions with male and female students at an urban-based university in South Africa, this article reports on perceptions, attitudes and reported behaviour with respect to HIV and AIDS and safer...
  9. An exploratory study of the individual determinants of students’ sexual risk behaviour at a South African university

    An exploratory study of the individual determinants of students’ sexual risk behaviour at a South African university

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The prevalence of sexual risk behaviour is high on campuses at South African universities, putting many students at risk of HIV infection. This study explores individual influences on students’ sexual risk-taking behaviour at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The study collected...
  10. HIV- and AIDS-related (mis)perceptions and (non)responses of school principals in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

    HIV- and AIDS-related (mis)perceptions and (non)responses of school principals in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Despite various HIV and AIDS training programmes offered for educators by the South African Department of Education, little has been achieved at the level of management in terms of creating a wider understanding of the social and cultural complexities of...