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Document ID (ISN)104716
CIS number 06-205
ISSN - Serial title 0277-9536 - Social Science and Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Campbell C., Williams B.
Title Beyond the biomedical and behavioural: Towards an integrated approach to HIV Prevention in the Southern African mining industry
Bibliographic information June 1999, Vol. 48, No.11, p.1625-1639. 34 ref.
Internet access 06-0205.pdf [in English] [in English]
Abstract This paper examines limitations in the response of key players in the gold mining industry in countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to the problem of HIV/AIDS. It is argued that attention was given to biomedical or behavioural prevention programmes or to human rights issues rather than to the social and developmental dimensions of HIV-transmission. A case study highlights some of the social, economic and political factors which make southern African migrant workers susceptible to HIV infection and describes an intervention in a mining community in South Africa which seeks to develop a more holistic approach to HIV/AIDS management in an industrial setting.
Descriptors (primary) Africa; gold mining; migrant workers; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) South Africa; case study; role of management; role of workers' organizations; social aspects; role of government
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; South Africa
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Mining and quarrying