BREAKING THE SILENCE – IS IT A DREAM?

Marike de Witt, Ansie Lessing

Abstract


Though Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS ) has been with us for years, no
problem facing modern society has left so many questions unanswered, or has continued to
produce such complex and unexplained issues as those surrounding AIDS and the probable
causes of the disease (Cawyer & Smith-Dupré, 1995; Freeman, 2004). Although society is
inundated with campaigns, information systems and organisations involved in the prevention of
the illness, thousands of people are still infected with AIDS and their families “are often faced
with hostility and ostracism and rejection by their communities, rather than being supported”
(Cawyer & Smith-Dupré, 1995:243; Glick & Sahn, 2004).

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