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Fall 2005

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South Africa: Reconciliation and Development


HIV/AIDS is undoubtedly one of the most talked about aspects of the political scene in South Africa. This epidemic is expected to ravage the South African population, wholly changing the country’s demographic landscape. The most infected and affected generation is also the first generation to come of age in the democracy for which their parents fought. In this study, the author examines the attitudes and opinions of students within the aforementioned generation; current students at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban. Largely, the students were found to be apathetic and overexposed to NGO’s campaigns for awareness and activism around the epidemic. The study examines the phenomenon of AIDS fatigue, using it as an argument against the mandate for NGOs to “scale up” their programming and reach greater audiences.


Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion


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