By Hansjörg Dilger

This ebook seriously interrogates rising interconnections among faith and biomedicine in Africa within the period of antiretroviral therapy for AIDS. Highlighting the complicated relationships among non secular ideologies, practices and enterprises at the one hand, and biomedical therapy programmes and the clinical languages and public well-being associations that maintain them at the different, this anthology charts mostly exposed terrain within the social technological know-how examine of the Aids epidemic.Spanning diversified areas of Africa, the authors provide specified entry to matters on the interface of faith and clinical humanitarianism and the manifold healing traditions, spiritual practices and moralities as they co-evolve in events of AIDS therapy. This publication additionally sheds new gentle on how spiritual areas are shaped in line with the dilemmas humans face with the creation of life-prolonging therapy programmes.

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