HIV/AIDS and modernity in Africa: a philosophical perspective

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  • SDG 3
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    English: HIV/AIDS poses the greatest threat to human life in sub-Saharan Africa. Although the general awareness of the various modes of HIV-transmission has increased significantly over the past few years, the continuing threat of this deadly disease seems to be unstoppable. To make matters worse, our understanding of HIV/AIDS has been dominated by Western philosophical discourses that somehow question Africa’s ability to understand fully the serious nature and extent of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This article addresses the possibility of Africa’s right to life from the perspective of the philosophical discourse of modernity in Africa.