Making sense of HIV/AIDS gender issues in Butterworth (Eastern Cape Province), South Africa

Nyhiba, Tandisile (2011-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2011.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this assignment is to investigate how women in Butterworth reflect over and deal with HIV/AIDS in their everyday lives and also how they explain the cause and spread of the virus. The assignment is based on two months of fieldwork in Butterworth South Africa, where I got the opportunity to interview three women about HIV/AIDS and how they related to the disease as well as how people in general relate to it. The women I interviewed were all working with HIV/AIDS as counselors and educational staff. The women work in Msobomvu, Cuba and Ibika Township three very different areas in Butterworth.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van die werkstuk is om ondersoek in te stel hoe vroue in Butterworth MIV/Vigs ervaar in hul alledaagse lewe en ook hoe hul die oorsaak en omvang van die virus verstaan. Die werkstuk is baseer op twee maande se veldwerk in Butterworth, Suid-Afrika, waar die navorser onderhoude met drie vroue oor MIV/Vigs gevoer het en fokus op hoe hul hulself met die epidemie vereenselwig. Die vroue met wie onderhoude gevoer is, is MIV/Vigs beraders en opvoeders. Die vroue werk in Msobomvu, Cuba and Ibika plakkerskamp, drie verskillende areas in Butterworth.

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