New York Times Magazine Examines HIV/AIDS in South Africa, loveLife Prevention Campaign
August 7, 2006
The New York Times Magazine on Sunday in an article titled, "When a Pill is Not Enough," examined an HIV/AIDS epidemic that had reached "biblical proportion" in South Africa, and looks at current prevention efforts in the country, particularly those aimed at young people. Times Magazine editorial writer Tina Rosenberg reports that HIV/AIDS "exploded" in South Africa in the 1990s and that 18.8% of adults are HIV-positive -- a figure that is "still rising, though very slowly." According to Rosenberg, the post-apartheid government in South Africa, which was "besieged with problems" and "largely ignored" the HIV/AIDS epidemic, now is spending millions of dollars on treatment and prevention. Rosenberg writes that treatment can be a "hard sell" and that although traditional healers provide important "psychological comfort," they can sometimes be a barrier to effective care and treatment.
"Conundrum of Psychology and Culture"
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