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Stigma, support initiatives and the "directors' dilemma" : is anyone mitigating the socio-economic impact of HIV and AIDS related stigma in Botswana?

Stigma, Selbsthilfegruppen und das "Dilema der Direktoren" : wer mindert den sozioökonomischen Einfluss von HIV und AIDS in Botswana?
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Geiselhart, Klaus

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Abstract The article explains the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Botswana. It identifies self-help initiatives as those who mitigate the impact and explains the most severe problems they face. This paper is a revised version of the presentation given at the workshop "Changing HIV and AIDS impact patterns in the wake of the ARV therapy" in Gaborone/ Botswana.
Keywords AIDS; Botswana; Africa; developing country; stigma; self-help; poverty; socioeconomic effects; coping; prevention; coping behavior; discrimination
Classification Medical Sociology; Health Policy; Social Problems
Method qualitative empirical
Free Keywords HIV; Support
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
City Erlangen
Page/Pages 9 p.
Status Preprint; not reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works