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Title:HIV/AIDS in Africa: majority Muslim versus non-Muslim States
Author:Bangura, Abdul KarimISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:African Anthropologist (ISSN 1024-0969)
Volume:13
Issue:1-2
Pages:91-113
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:AIDS
Islam
Abstract:This article examines the role of Islam in curbing the spread of one of the world's severest problems, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, notably in Africa. While African countries with a non-majority Muslim population have an average HIV/AIDS infection rate of 11.2 percent, countries with a majority Muslim population (i.e. more than 50 percent) have an average infection rate of about 1.6 percent. The article aims to explain this difference through a triangulative analysis of statistical data, the teachings of the Koran and the Hadith, and a literature review. The major focus is the five pillars of Islam and the (sexual) lifestyle practised by Muslims. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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