BREAKING THE SILENCE – IS IT A DREAM?

  • Marike de Witt Department of Teacher Education, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Ansie Lessing Department of Educational Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Abstract

Though Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS ) has been with us for years, noproblem facing modern society has left so many questions unanswered, or has continued toproduce such complex and unexplained issues as those surrounding AIDS and the probablecauses of the disease (Cawyer & Smith-Dupré, 1995; Freeman, 2004). Although society isinundated with campaigns, information systems and organisations involved in the prevention ofthe illness, thousands of people are still infected with AIDS and their families “are often facedwith hostility and ostracism and rejection by their communities, rather than being supported”(Cawyer & Smith-Dupré, 1995:243; Glick & Sahn, 2004).

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Published
2014-06-13
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