Senegalese religious leaders' perceptions of HIV/AIDS and implications for challenging stigma and discrimination.

@article{Ansari2010SenegaleseRL,
  title={Senegalese religious leaders' perceptions of HIV/AIDS and implications for challenging stigma and discrimination.},
  author={David A Ansari and Allyn Gaestel},
  journal={Culture, health & sexuality},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={633-48}
}
Senegal has been heralded as a model country in the fight against HIV/AIDS because of the low prevalence in the general population and concerted prevention efforts since the start of the epidemic. Despite its success, stigma and discrimination remain a reality for people living with HIV/AIDS as HIV transmission remains linked to lifestyle and perceived morality. Because religious teaching and the participation of religious leaders in HIV prevention is reported as partially responsible for… CONTINUE READING

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