Buddhism, the status of women and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Thailand.

  title={Buddhism, the status of women and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Thailand.},
  author={Areewan Klunklin and Jennifer Greenwood},
  journal={Health care for women international},
  volume={26 1},
The common-sense construction of Buddhism is that of a general power for good; the less positive aspects of Buddhism's power, especially when reinforced by folklore and ancient superstition, is infrequently recognised. In this article we make explicit Buddhism's less positive power, particularly as it relates to the status of women and, by implication, its role in the human immunodeficiency (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic in Thailand. The Buddhist, folklore, and… CONTINUE READING

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