Conspiracy Beliefs and Knowledge About HIV Origins Among Adolescents in Soweto, South Africa

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Hogg R, Nkala B, Dietrich J, Collins A, Closson K, Cui Z, et al. (2017) Conspiracy beliefs and knowledge about HIV origins among adolescents in Soweto, South Africa. PLoS ONE 12 (2): e0165087. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165087

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2017-02-02
Abstract: 

We examined adolescents' knowledge regarding the origin of HIV/AIDS and correlates of beliefs surrounding conspiracy theories in Soweto, South Africa. Now, a decade post-AIDS denialism, South Africa has the largest antiretroviral therapy roll-out worldwide. However, conspiracy theories stemming from past AIDS denialism may impact HIV prevention and treatment efforts.

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English
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Canadian Institutes for Health Research
Kganya Motsha Adolescent Centre
Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto
Simon Fraser University President Research Award
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