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Creating alliances for disease management in industrial settings: a case study of HIV/AIDS in workers in South African gold mines

Williams, Brian and Campbell, Catherine (1998) Creating alliances for disease management in industrial settings: a case study of HIV/AIDS in workers in South African gold mines. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 4 (4). pp. 257-264. ISSN 1077-3525

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Identification Number: 10.1179/oeh.1998.4.4.257

Abstract

The epidemic of HIV/AIDS is at an advanced stage in many African countries, but little attention has been given to the impact that this will have in industrial settings. Using the Southern African mining industry as a case study, the authors consider the state of the HIV epidemic and discuss programs that have been undertaken to manage HIV. They critically analyze the reasons current interventions have had title impact on HIV among mine workers, tracing the lack of success to neglect of the social and community contexts within which HIV transmission takes place, as well as the lack of attention to the psychosocial processes and mechanisms underlying disease transmission. Finally, they present an intervention that aims to address the limitations of existing industrial programs and. improve the management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, in a particular occupational setting through creating alliances between a wide range of community stakeholders. The intervention aims not only to reduce STDs, promote awareness of HIV risks, and distribute condoms, as existing programs have done, but also to address the broader social, cultural, and community contexts that facilitate HIV transmission.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/yjoh20/current
Additional Information: © 1998 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 10:56
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 01:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76374

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