Communities Uniting to Confront HIV/AIDS in Africa

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Communities Uniting to Confront HIV/AIDS in Africa:

Materials from the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

INTRODUCTION

Communities throughout Africa face the difficult realities of living with HIV/AIDS. This disease affects all aspects of life. Yet communities are coping with the AIDS pandemic, using various methods of public education.

This virtual exhibit highlights the numerous materials used to inform some African communities about HIV/AIDS with the hope of slowing infection rates, shattering myths and misconceptions about the disease, while teaching people to live with and support HIV positive individuals.

Most of the materials included in this virtual exhibit were originally displayed between November 2002 and January 2003 at the Northwestern University Library. The exhibit entitled "Celebrating World AIDS Day: HIV/AIDS in Africa" included books, journals, pamphlets, videos, posters, music, dolls, quilts, embroideries, and other crafts presenting educational messages about HIV/AIDS to some communities in Africa. All materials displayed on this site are part of the collections at the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. The Herskovits Library also includes a wide variety of printed materials supporting the research of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

 

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CREDITS

This page was conceived and composed by Jason Schultz, African Studies Librarian. Special thanks to David Easterbrook, Curator of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies and the staff at the Herskovits library, Melissa Jacobi of Network and User Support Services, Kearsley Stewart of the Anthropology Department, as well as the staff at Digital Media Services, Northwestern University Library.

Melville J. Herskovits
Library of African Studies

Northwestern University
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Evanston, IL 60208-2300

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