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THE IMPACT OF AIDS ON INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS IN NIGERIA: THE POSITION OF THE AGED

by Eke, Bede Ugwuanya

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The purpose of this thesis is to examine the impact of AIDS on intergenerational relationships in Nigeria. The study made use of secondary data sources, supplemented by mail survey of a selected group of Nigerians who are engaged in AIDS’ research and relief issues. Findings revealed that AIDS has had a major impact on the relationships between the younger and older populations in the affected areas in Nigeria. It has considerably increased the caregiving responsibilities and challenges faced by the older population at the time when they are supposed to be receiving care. AIDS caregivers face discrimination as a result of the stigma attached to the disease. Governmental policies and programs have not been adequate in addressing the intergenerational challenges that arise as a result of the disease. Recommendations are made as a way to tackle the challenges.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:aids and intergenerational relationships in nigeria

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Date of Publication:01/01/2003

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