Title

Cultural Competence in Action: Treatment Action Campaign’s Community-Based HIV/AIDS Services and Advocacy in South Africa

Date

5-28-2015 10:00 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 10:30 AM

Location

Instructional Technology Center (ITC) 211

Department

Anthropology

Session Chair

Robin Smith

Session Title

Anthropology Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Shirley Heying

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Seventy-eight million people have been infected with the HIV virus worldwide and 9 million people have died of HIV since 1981. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in every 20 adults live with HIV, and in South Africa 8% of the population is HIV-positive. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), a Cape Town-based civil society organization, advocates for and treats South Africans with or at risk for HIV/AIDS utilizing a culturally astute, community-based approach. My project aims to determine how TAC defines cultural competency and to what extent they incorporate local sociocultural practices into their program design.

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Cultural Competence in Action: Treatment Action Campaign’s Community-Based HIV/AIDS Services and Advocacy in South Africa

Instructional Technology Center (ITC) 211

Seventy-eight million people have been infected with the HIV virus worldwide and 9 million people have died of HIV since 1981. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 1 in every 20 adults live with HIV, and in South Africa 8% of the population is HIV-positive. The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), a Cape Town-based civil society organization, advocates for and treats South Africans with or at risk for HIV/AIDS utilizing a culturally astute, community-based approach. My project aims to determine how TAC defines cultural competency and to what extent they incorporate local sociocultural practices into their program design.