Confident attitudes of Ju/’hoansi women may help protect them against HIV/AIDS, but several trends in rural Namibia and Botswana threaten their future safety. Ida Susser, who has taken numerous research trip with Richard B. Lee to the two countries since 1996 to investigate the ways the disease affects the Ju/’hoansi, provides detailed reasons for the […]

The Tanzania Standard News – Daily News reported on Monday that traditional cultural practices among the Fipa people are responsible for a rapid increase in the rate of HIV/AIDS. “The fast spread of the pandemic has been attributed to strong cultural beliefs including sorcery and outdated traditional practices such as the right for a brother […]

Anthropologist Richard B. Lee, adding a new dimension to his research on the Ju/’hoansi, has recently emphasized the importance of their experience for understanding the rapid spread of AIDS. Lee explained his current research on the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and particularly in the Ju/’hoansi society of Northern Botswana and adjoining Namibia, at a lecture […]