This book emphasizes the factors in the spread and control of AIDS that have received less attention in the literature. It suggests that a collaborative action program involving traditional healers is necessary if we wish to impact the spread of AIDS and other STDs in Africa.
Introduction 1. The Intriguing Epidemiology of AIDS in Africa 2. Issues in the Development of Collaborative Programs 3. Preliminary Research in Swaziland 4. STDs and AIDS in Liberia 5. STDs and AIDS in Mozambique 6. The Relevance of Family-Planning Programs 7. Developing Roles for South African Traditional Healers in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management 8. Evaluation of the "Second Generation" of South African Traditional Healers Trained in HIV/AIDS Prevention 9. Summary and Conclusion