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Health-seeking behaviour of persons with HIV/AIDS in Ghana: prospects for change

Awusabo-Asare, Kofi; Anarfi, John Kwasi


Historically, diseases whose aetiology could not be readily explained have been given supernatural explanations among the various ethnic groups in Ghana. Now HIV infection, with no known cure and origin, has been given a supernatural explanation. Such an explanation of disease causation influences people’s attitude to the disease and to infected persons, and influences the healthseeking behaviour of infected persons. Data from a study on the Social Dimensions of HIV/AIDS Infection in Ghana are...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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