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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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Attitudes toward HIV/AIDS among Zambian High School Students

Attitudes toward HIV/AIDS among Zambian High School Students

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(p.123) 8 Attitudes toward HIV/AIDS among Zambian High School Students
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AIDS, Culture, and Africa
Author(s):

Douglas A. Feldman

Ndashi W. Chitalu

Peggy O'Hara Murdock

Ganapati Bhat

Orlando Gómez-Marín

Jeffrey Johnson

Kasonde Mwinga

K. Sridutt Baboo

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032535.003.0008

This chapter examines how the stigma of AIDS results in negative attitudes and a lack of empathy toward persons with AIDS among high school students in Zambia. It describes attitudes toward HIV/AIDS and people living with HIV/AIDS among 204 male and female public high school students in Lusaka. The findings reveal that the pervasiveness of AIDS in Zambia has not resulted in a destigmatization of the epidemic and that many people distance themselves from HIV infection by seeing AIDS sufferers as the “other”, making strong moral judgments against those who are infected with the virus.

Keywords:   AIDS, stigma, high school students, Zambia, people with HIV/AIDS, moral judgements

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