Free Thesis Statements on HIV/AIDS and Psychological Stress in South Africa (KZN): An Examination of Spirituality as a Moderating Variable
HIV/AIDS and Psychological Stress in South Africa (KZN): An Examination of Spirituality as a Moderating Variable
Free Thesis Statements:
1. Discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS and those otherwise affected by the disease is widespread. According to Cohen & Wiseberg (1990), prejudice, stigmatization and even violence against those living with HIV/AIDS are a worldwide phenomenon. Generally, Tindall & Tillett (1990) believe that discrimination is more prevalent than is reflected in official statistics; and that there is some evidence that HIV/AIDS-related discrimination is becoming more extensive, more sophisticated and more strongly entrenched.
2. Social prejudice is only one of the major social issues concerning the acquisition of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. With the apparent discrimination of some members of the society, it becomes a great barrier in achieving control and treating the disease but people who reflect and consider spirituality helps in preventing the acquisition of HIV/AIDS.
3. Some people are afraid to undergo medical test especially when they know they are at risk of HIV. An examination of spirituality, acceptance and emotional support from the family and relatives will help them overcome this fear.
Cohen, R. & Wiseberg, L.S. (1990). Double Jeopardy - Threat to Life and Human Rights. Discrimination against Persons with AIDS. Cambridge, MA.: Human Rights Internet, 3.
Tindall B, & Tillett G. (1990). HIV-related Discrimination. AIDS, 4 (Suppl.1), S251-S256.
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