Christian Ethics and HIV/AIDS in Africa
- Year: 2007
- ISBN: 978-99912-597-6-5
- Format: 20 x 27 cm
- Pages: 222
- Binding: paperback
- Price ex. VAT BWP: 160.00
- Notice: Price subject to change.
The book is about Christian ethics and the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa and its impact on the African people. In the book 16 authors from 13 countries in Africa have tried to grapple with these issues. Each author examines critically the issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS in their respective countries. Most begin by examining the discovery of HIV/AIDS in their own country and the initial reactions from the public, the church and their respective governments. They examine the various strategies that have been adopted by governments, churches and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The book includes issues such as:
- The effectiveness of abstaining from sex
- Sticking to one uninfected partner
- Delaying sexual activity until later in life
- Early treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- The use of condoms
- Sexual education
- Counselling and testing
- • Antiretroviral drugs, etc
The authors come from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The book is written from an ecumenical perspective in that the contributors come from different Christian denominations. This gives different insights into HIV/AIDS and the response of the churches on matters of prevention, treatment and the care of those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa today.