An exploration of the perceptions about being thin, HIV/AIDS and body image in black South African women.

by Matoti-Mvalo, Tandiwe

Abstract (Summary)

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.

Bibliographical Information:


School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

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

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