'If the doctors see that they don't know how to cure the disease, they say it's AIDS': How older women in rural South Africa make sense of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

@article{Schatz2013IfTD,
  title={'If the doctors see that they don't know how to cure the disease, they say it's AIDS': How older women in rural South Africa make sense of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.},
  author={Enid Schatz and Leah Gilbert and Courtney McDonald},
  journal={African journal of AIDS research : AJAR},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={95-104}
}
South Africa, like other sub-Saharan African countries, is in the midst of the AIDS epidemic. Older women, here defined as aged 60 years and older, while at lower risk of infection than those aged 20-50, are amongst those deeply 'affected' by the epidemic. In rural areas, older women, who have always played central roles in social reproduction in South African households and families, bear the brunt of care giving for the sick and dying. For this reason, it is important to explore how these… CONTINUE READING

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