Aids and the elderly Tswana: the concept of pollution and consequences for AIDS prevention.

@article{Ingstad1997AidsAT,
  title={Aids and the elderly Tswana: the concept of pollution and consequences for AIDS prevention.},
  author={Benedicte Ingstad and F J Bruuns and Sheila D. Tlou},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={357-72}
}
A study of elderly people in a village in southern Botswana is presented in this article. An argument is made for more in depth understanding of the role of elderly people in relation to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is demonstrated how Tswana indigenous medical ideology is behaviourally expressed in ways that identify elderly people as a group that may be at risk of catching and spreading HIV/AIDS. Through their position as respected members of the community, elderly people may also be a resource… CONTINUE READING