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An investigation of communication strategies aimed at curbing the extent of HIV & AIDS transmission

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dc.contributor.advisor Rugbeer, H.
dc.contributor.advisor Rugbeer, Y.
dc.contributor.author Zondi, Gabriel Jabulani
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-23T12:56:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-23T12:56:00Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1414
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Arts in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters in Communication Science in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract Amidst growing concerns about the impact of Human Immuno Deficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV & AIDS) on the political, social and economic spheres of our country, comes the responsibility of government to address this pertinent issue, especially through communication within the uThungulu District Municipality Structures. This research emerges within the context of rising levels of human immuno deficiency virus (HIV) infection amongst young adults, and the escalation of deaths from the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS. This study critically examines the commonly used theories and models used during HIV & AIDS preventative care communication strategies. Failure to acknowledge the communication context in campaigns theory has various negative implications. One implication is that the messages are sender-oriented, however there has been sufficient campaigns for grassroots dialogue but the recipients are unable to identify with the message as they are divorced from the context of its production. Furthermore, because of a lack of engagement by the recipient in the development of messages, retention of knowledge is minimal, and this leads to a lack of acceptance of the message. Clearly, then, there exists a need for the communication strategies, theories and models to be rearticulated so that they are more relevant and may be adapted for application within various cultural contexts. This study examines the role of communication campaign theory and audience participation as central components during planning, implementation and evaluation phases of HIV & AIDS prevention. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject communication --strategies --HIV --AIDS--transmission --uThungulu District Municipality en_US
dc.title An investigation of communication strategies aimed at curbing the extent of HIV & AIDS transmission en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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