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Douglas A. Feldman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032535

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032535.001.0001

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Confounding Conventional Wisdom

Confounding Conventional Wisdom

The Ju/'hoansi and HIV/AIDS

(p.18) 2 Confounding Conventional Wisdom
AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Richard B. Lee

Ida Susser

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines how HIV/AIDS has impacted Ju/'hoansi, a traditional foraging community in Namibia. It suggests that gender equality among the Ju/'hoansi may be a factor in the lower HIV rates within that population. The chapter attempts to answer questions concerning the reasons behind the rapid growth in HIV/AIDS rate in the period between 2002 and 2004 and the possibilities for turning the situation around so that a worst-case scenario can be avoided.

Keywords:   HIV/AIDS, Ju/'hoansi, Namibia, gender equality, worst-case scenario

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