An exploration of the perceptions about being thin, HIV/AIDS and body image in black South African women.
This study explored the perceptions of black South African women residing in Khayelitsha, Site B, about thinness, HIV./AIDS and body image. Obesity is a major public health problem in developed as well as developing countries. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been escalating in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been said to be the leading cause of death in South Africa.
School Location:South Africa
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:body image disturbance south africa human social aspects in women hiv infections aids disease
Date of Publication:01/01/2006