An investigation into the manifestation of stigma and discrimination and its consequences on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts amongst people living with HIV/AIDS

Chipangura, Sheila (2013-03)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2013.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The AIDS epidemic has brought out both the best and the worst in people. The disease brings out the best when individuals group together in solidarity to combat the consequences of HIV/AIDS and to support and care for PLWHA. HIV/AIDS also brings out the worst when individuals are stigmatized and ostracized by their loved ones, their family and their communities and discriminated against individually as well as institutionally. This research has reviewed available scientific literature on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination. The research has also established HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination comes in different forms and occurs in different contexts. Stigma and discrimination play a significant role in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts. Analysis of this research indicates stigma and discrimination has a negative impact on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die VIGS-epidemie het beide die beste en die slegste in mense. Die siekte bring die beste wanneer individue groep saam in solidariteit die gevolge van MIV / VIGS te bestry en te ondersteun en sorg vir PLWHA. MIV / VIGS bring ook die ergste wanneer individue gestigmatiseer en verstoot deur hul geliefdes, hul familie en hul gemeenskappe en teen gediskrimineer individueel sowel as institusioneel. Hierdie navorsing het hersien dat die beskikbare wetenskaplike literatuur oor MIV / VIGS stigma en diskriminasie. Die navorsing het ook vasgestel dat MIV / VIGS stigma en diskriminasie kom in verskillende vorms voor en kom in verskillende kontekste. Stigma en diskriminasie speel 'n belangrike rol in MIV / VIGS voorkoming en behandeling pogings. Ontleding van hierdie navorsing dui daarop dat stigma en diskriminasie het 'n negatiewe impak op MIV / VIGS voorkoming en behandeling pogings.

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