Endorsement of a genocidal HIV conspiracy as a barrier to HIV testing in South Africa

SOURCE: JAIDS - Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.M.Bogart, S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi
KEYWORDS: GENOCIDAL BELIEFS, HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS PREVENTION
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5654

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Abstract

Regardless of their origin, genocidal beliefs may be barriers to HIV prevention efforts. In the United States, HIV conspiracies are associated with decreased condom use among African American men. In South Africa, relationships between such beliefs and HIV prevention behaviors have not been tested quantitatively. One critical prevention behavior that may be influenced by genocidal beliefs is HIV testing.