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An investigation into the role and challenges faced by AIDS Councils in addressing HIV and AIDS in their communities: the case of the Ehlanzeni AIDS Council

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dc.contributor.advisor Mbatha, B. (Blessing)
dc.contributor.author Zitha, Sipho Siphiwosethu
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-09T09:26:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-09T09:26:59Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11
dc.identifier.citation Zitha, Sipho Siphiwosethu (2014) An investigation into the role and challenges faced by AIDS Councils in addressing HIV and AIDS in their communities: the case of the Ehlanzeni AIDS Council, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/20023> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/20023
dc.description Text in English en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the role and challenges of AIDS Councils in addressing HIV and AIDS in their communities with regard to community mobilization and advocacy within the broader advocacy function of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and within the framework of the HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic plan for South Africa 2007-2011(NSP). A qualitative research design was applied. Individual face to face interviews were conducted with the respondents who were purposively sampled across the five local municipalities comprising Ehlanzeni District Municipality. Similar studies conducted previously suggest that many AIDS Councils stakeholders and members had a limited understanding of their role, and encountered more challenges in addressing HIV and AIDS in their communities. This study revealed that stakeholders and members seem to have steadily progressed in understanding their role as well as in weathering the various challenges they are confronted with within the AIDS councils. Be that as it may, there still exists some gaps between what is envisaged in both the NSPs (NSP 2000-2005 and NSP 2006-2011) and the current situation in many LACs. Many questions still need to be answered if South Africans are prepared to triumph over the AIDS pandemic. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 79 leaves) : color maps
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Acquired Immunodefiency Virus en
dc.subject Human Immunodefiency Virus en
dc.subject AIDS Councils en
dc.subject Addressing HIV and AIDS in communities en
dc.subject Local AIDS Councils’ roles en
dc.subject Investigation en
dc.subject Engagement en
dc.subject Advocacy en
dc.subject Mobilization en
dc.subject HIV responses en
dc.subject HIV prevalence en
dc.subject.ddc 362.196979200968273
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention and control -- South Africa -- Ehlanzeni Region
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Government policy -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Ehlanzeni Region
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- Care -- Government policy -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- Care -- South Africa -- Ehlanzeni Region
dc.subject.lcsh Ehlanzeni AIDS Council
dc.title An investigation into the role and challenges faced by AIDS Councils in addressing HIV and AIDS in their communities: the case of the Ehlanzeni AIDS Council en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Sociology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Sociology (Social Behaviour Studies in HIV and AIDS))


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