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Talking about AIDS

The Biography of a Local AIDS Organization within the Church of Uganda
  • Michael A. Whyte


Hung’aya means ‘let’s chat’ in Lunyole, the language spoken by the Banyole of Southeastern Uganda. It was the name chosen by a small group of Banyole from the Church of Uganda for the AIDS education programme they developed in 1992. The programme, which focused on young people, received some outside funding in that year. Over the next three years it provided a framework for a modest amount of AIDS education and counselling—mainly among Christian Banyole. Links to national organizations (such as the Uganda AIDS Control Programme [ACP]) were pursued with some success. Already in 1993 the programme leaders, with an eye towards the outside world, chose a new name: Bunyole AIDS Initiative. Some local people however continue to use the original Lunyole Hung’aya.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Whyte
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  1. 1.Institute of AnthropologyUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen KDenmark

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