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HIV/AIDS in developing countries: heading towards a mental health and consequent social disaster?

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-05-20 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:01:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:01:14Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7848
dc.description.abstract The HIV/AIDS pandemic will have massive implications for mental health in sub-saharan Africa. While research in developed countries in quite advanced in this area, and while some of this research is relevant and important in developing countries, understanding and dealing with a disease of relatively low prevalence and which is mostly under control is vastly different from the considerations required of a growing epidemic which seems likely to kill a significant proportion of the population. The mental health implications of HIV/AIDS will be felt by individuals, families , communities and society as a whole. This article looks at the mental health of people who are unsure of their HIV status, people diagnosed as HIV-positive, the family and caregivers of HIV-positive individuals, people left behind following AIDS deaths and of society as a whole. Given the magnitude and pervasiveness of HIV, it is argued that the mental health "whole" will be far greater that the sum of the parts. This means that much more research and interventions will have to be put in place in order to obviate a potential mental health and social "disaster". en
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dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title HIV/AIDS in developing countries: heading towards a mental health and consequent social disaster? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 34(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Psychology en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2791 en
dc.PageNumber 139-159 en
dc.outputnumber 1275 en
dc.bibliographictitle Freeman, M. (2004) HIV/AIDS in developing countries: heading towards a mental health and consequent social disaster?. <i>South African Journal of Psychology</i>. 34(1):139-159. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Freeman, M. en


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