Theology, Culture, and HIV/AIDS in Africa

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Theology, Culture, and HIV/AIDS in Africa
Introduction
Examining and analyzing the interaction of theology, culture, and HIV/AIDS reveals that despite the positive effect of theology, there are a number of popular myths and cultural entrapments that are contributing to the alarming spread of HIV and AIDS in Africa, such as the myths that foreign governments or aid agencies have infected condoms with the virus, that having sexual intercourse with a virgin can cure the disease, and that simply being touched by someone with HIV/AIDS can spread this disease.
Cultural beliefs are also contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS, such as the cultural belief that personal and family reputations must be preserved. This belief compels people with...
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.....can help people afflicted by HIV/AIDS overcome the daunting challenges they face and live meaningful lives despite their illness.
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