Breaking the spirit of fear: the nature and extent of HIV and AIDS-related stigma in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa: a quantitative study

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2006
TITLE AUTHOR(S): H.Deacon, L.Simbayi, S.Prosalendis, J.Stein, I.Stephney, Y.Shean, S.Rule, S.Molefhe, J.Conradie, S.Siema, B.Mpangase
KEYWORDS: ANGLICAN CHURCH, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS POLICY, STIGMATISATION
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4587

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Abstract

This report provides an overview of (a) the conceptual and contextual review of the literature on HIVand AIDS-related stigma and (b) the results of a rapid assessment of the nature and extent of stigma in the Anglican Church of the Province of Southern Africa (ACSA). This research should be read as part of a broader project, builiding on a literature review conducted by Parker and Birdsall (2005) on stigma and faith-based orgnisations (FBOs) for ACSA, and followed by a qualitative research and intervention programme. The aim of the project as a whole is to help reduce HIV and AIDS-related stigma and discrimination within the Church.