The AIDS crisis: review of psychological issues and implications, with special reference to the South African situation

Lindegger, Graham; Wood, Greg
March 1995
South African Journal of Psychology;Mar95, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
AIDS represents a major challenge to the health care industry. The behavioural sciences, especially psychology, have important contributions to make to various aspects of AIDS and its prevention. This article reviews the stages in the development of AIDS, examining the psychological issues and implications at each stage. Special attention is given to the unique South African situation with respect to AIDS. The article concludes by examining the present and prospective position of psychology in SA with respect to AIDS.


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