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Religion and AIDS in Africa

Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb


This book provides an empirical account of how religion affects the interpretation, prevention, and mitigation of AIDS in the world's most religious continent. Drawing upon their extensive fieldwork in Malawi and survey data from 26 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the book identifies religious patterns in HIV prevalence, shows how religion shapes interpretations and understandings of AIDS, examine religious differences in risk and preventive behaviors, and discusses the role of religion in providing assistance to the sick and to their survivors. In so doing, it puts to rest longstanding ... More

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, religion, Africa, preventative behavior, epidemics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335941
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335941.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenny Trinitapoli, author
Pennsylvania State University

Alexander Weinreb, author
University of Texas at Austin