The extended family and support for people with AIDS in a rural population in south west Uganda: a safety net with holes?

@article{Seeley1993TheEF,
  title={The extended family and support for people with AIDS in a rural population in south west Uganda: a safety net with holes?},
  author={Janet Seeley and E B Kajura and C Bachengana and Martin Okongo and Urban Wagner and David Mulder},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={1993},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={117-22}
}
It is commonly assumed that the extended family in Africa provides a safety net for individuals in times of need. This paper examines this assumption using data on the care of people with AIDS in a rural population in South West Uganda. Over a six month period data were collected by counsellors on the care given to 30 (17 women, 13 men) AIDS patients by their families. In 27 of the 30 cases there was evidence of limited care. Various reasons were given for this by the carers, including lack of… CONTINUE READING

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