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Cultural Practices Prevent the Spread of HIV and AIDS Amongst the Batswana People of Botswana

26 March 2010
12:45 - 14:00

Date :

26 March 2010

Time :

12:45 – 14:00

Presenter :

Dr Cily Tabane


The purpose of this seminar is to promote dialogue regarding cultural practices such as polygamy in preventing the spread of HIV.

The discussion is informed by the results of a study conducted in Botswana titled: ‘The influence of cultural practices of Batswana people in relation to the transmission of HIV and AIDS in Botswana’. The aim was to establish whether cultural practices can protect people from the spread of HIV and AIDS in Botswana. The methodology employed was a combined quantitative- qualitative research approach through focus groups and structured interviews. The results indicated that cultural practices are still very significant in communities and that some of them could prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.

The presentation from the seminar is now available 

The audio presentation from the seminar is now available for download


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