Review article: the moral tensions of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

SOURCE: Journal of Moral Education
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.De Kadt, T.Makusha, L.Richter
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, MORALITY, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6491
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4123

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Abstract

This article reviews four recent (post-2003) books written by authors living and working in Africa which explore the connection between morality and the HIV epidemic. The books are written from differing perspectives, make use of diverse methodological approaches and present varying conclusions and recommendations. While each work provides considerable scope for discussion in and of itself, this review article attempts to pull the works together by focusing on two major themes that run across all four books and that are critical to developing conversations around morality and HIV, particularly in the sub-Saharan African context.