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Competing explanations and treatment choices: Muslims, Aids and arvs in Tanzania

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This chapter focuses on the untidy negotiations, the discontinuities and dilemmas involved in Muslims living with the presence of HIV, AIDS and now ARVs. Tanzanias Muslims face particular questions and constraints in relation to the AIDS epidemic, due both to the way Islamic teachings have become intertwined with pre-existing African notions and practices pertaining to gender, sex and procreation, and the way Islamic religious affiliation has become entangled in Tanzanian politics. The chapter contextualises the way Muslims confront AIDS within their perceptions of their place in the Tanzanian polity and intensifying debate over their religious heritage. It finds that Muslim attitudes are less predetermined by restrictive religious notions than non-Muslim observers often tend to assume. Instead, they are deeply influenced by experiences whose relevance to questions of sex and health is not immediately apparent, particularly the political process and the status of different kinds of knowledge in Tanzania.

Keywords: AIDS; ARVs; muslims; Tanzania



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