Traditional Healers' Practices and the Spread of HIV/AIDS in South Eastern Nigeria

  title={Traditional Healers' Practices and the Spread of HIV/AIDS in South Eastern Nigeria},
  author={E. Peters and K. K. Immananagha and O. Essien and J. Ekott},
  journal={Tropical Doctor},
  pages={79 - 82}
A 3-year (1997-1999) prospective study was carried out to evaluate the possible role of traditional healers (THs) in the spread of HIV/AIDS in south eastern Nigeria. Their patients' knowledge of HIV infection was also ascertained during the review period. Four contiguous states in south eastern Nigeria with high prevalent rates of HIV infection were chosen for the survey. Sixtynine patients of THs were randomly selected and contacted from the patients' list of five selected THs in each state… Expand
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