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Title:The multifarious names for HIV and AIDS in the Nyanja speech community of Zambia: an insight into the lay people's multiple perceptions about the pandemic?
Author:Nkolola-Wakumelo, Mildred
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Geographic term:Zambia
Nyanja language
language usage
health education
Abstract:This article analyses how people speak about HIV and AIDS in the Nyanja speech community of Zambia. It looks especially at the concepts that are used to refer to the disease, in order to try and unravel people's perceptions of it and their attitudes towards people living with it. The paper posits that for HIV and AIDS information education and communication programmes to yield positive results, health communicators need to have an understanding of people's attitudes and perceptions, since they have a bearing on their health conduct and uptake of HIV and AIDS information. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]