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Religion and AIDS in Africa

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The African AIDS epidemic has sparked fierce debate over the role of religion. Some scholars and activists argue that religion is contributing to the spread of HIV and to the stigmatization of people living with AIDS. Others claim that religion reduces the spread of HIV and promotes care and support for the sick and their survivors.
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Hardcover, 279 pages
Published August 9th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Lora
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In general, this is a really interesting take on a part of life that many Westerners would rather ignore. Researchers and funders, however, should not ignore the huge aspect that religion plays in daily life, including the AIDS epidemic. I finished most of it, but after a while it was just a bit too academic - each chapter was essentially a long academic paper.
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