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The Cultural Construction of AIDS and Its Consequences for Prevention in Botswana
Medical Anthropology Quarterly
New Series, Vol. 4, No. 1, Culture and Behavior in the AIDS Epidemic (Mar., 1990), pp. 28-40
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Page Count: 13
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In this article I describe how traditional Tswana healers perceive AIDS and classify it as either a "Tswana disease" or a "modern disease." I also discuss the consequences that these categorizations may have for preventing the spread of HIV, as well as the possible role that healers can play in this important effort.
Medical Anthropology Quarterly © 1990 American Anthropological Association