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Religion and AIDS in Africa$
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Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195335941

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335941.001.0001

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AIDS in Context

AIDS in Context

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Religion and AIDS in Africa

Jenny Trinitapoli

Alexander Weinreb

Oxford University Press

The central aim of this chapter is to situate AIDS and religion historically in the African context. It provides an overview of the AIDS epidemic and the diversity in prevalence within and across countries in the region. It also provides an overview of larger social transformations that have been coterminous with the emergence of AIDS. These include: democratization, the rising esteem of religious leaders, the increasing centrality of NGOs, the postcolonial goal imperative to seek “African” solutions to African problems, and the rapid rise of Pentecostalism. The chapter’s central argument is that AIDS, religion, and the relationship between the two can only be properly understood in relation to these wider types of change. All have pushed religion, broadly defined, to the center of AIDS-related discourse and debate in sub-Saharan Africa.

Keywords:   democratization, religion, Africa, NGOs, religious leaders

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