An investigation into the knowlede and attitudes of the Sommerville community towards HIV/AIDS

Ngcakaza, Luchritia Nomana Nonled (2006-12)

Assignment (MPhil)--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This research was conducted during 2005 in the Somerville Community in the Qumbu District of the Eastern Cape. The aim of the research was to investigate the attitudes of the community towards people living with HIV/AIDS and also the knowledge of the community about the HIV/AIDS. Data was collected using focus group discussions with 50 members from the Somerville community. Results showed that the community members did not have adequate knowledge around HIV/AIDS and they had negative attitudes towards those who are HIV positive.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die navorsing het in 2005 in die Somerville Gemeenskap in die Qumbu Distrik van die Oos-Kaap plaasgevind. Die doel van die navorsing was om lede van die gemeenskap se kennis rondom MIV/VIGS en hul houdings teenoor mense wat lewe met MIV/VIGS te ondersoek. Data is deur middel van fokusgroepe ingesamel onder 50 lede van die Somerville gemeenskap. Resultate toon dat die gemeenskapslede nie oor voldoende kennis rakende MIV/VIGS beskik nie en dat hul negatiewe houdings toon teenoor die wie MIV positief is.

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