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Biting the Conservative Bullet in Kenya!

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dc.contributor.author Lilian Magonya Achieng, Pamela Oloo Anyango
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-14T11:24:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-14T11:24:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3448
dc.description.abstract AIDS prevention interventions (Doka 1997; Sontag 1988).This paper examines the cognitive effects of metaphors and metonymies emerging from sexually explicit images and scary pictorial representations in AIDS posters among respondents in the Maseno Division of Kenya to establish whether sexually explicit AIDS posters can be culturally accepted in a region gravely affected by the AIDS pandemic (cf. Murano, 2009;Magonya, 2012). Maseno Division is located along the Kisumu-Busia highway connecting Kenya and Uganda. It is approximately 20 kilometers from Kisumu town, which is the headquarters of Nyanza province in Kenya. The estimated population of Maseno division is approximately 69,000, with the predominant linguistic groups being the Luo and Luhyia (cf. National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development, 2005). According to Sigot (2001) and the National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD2005), Nyanza province is the epicenter of heightened prevalence rates in Kenya. Besides this, the NACC (2012) comprehensive report on Kenya’s AIDS epidemic states that Nyanza Province not only records the highest HIV prevalence rate at 13.9%, but also contributes to one third of new infections in Kenya. Further, the NCAPD posits that 35% of Kisumu county’s population is HIV positive and the myriad of factors fuelling the heightened AIDS-related deaths in the region include complacency, retardedpace in behavior change due to cultural practices like wife inheritance, low condom use due to limited information on their usage, and inaccessibility of antiretrovirals to most seropositive persons. Stigmatisation of AIDS was evident among Maseno Division respondents during the data collection process, as some respondents refused to participate in our study because of an erroneous assumption that we had the intention of subjecting them to an HIV test after they completed the questionnaire en_US
dc.publisher Semantic Scholar en_US
dc.title Biting the Conservative Bullet in Kenya! en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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