How Belief in Magic Spreads HIV in Africa

by | Apr 2, 2013 | Conspiracy theories, Folklore, Investigation, Magic and witchcraft, Media Literacy, Psychology, Skepticism | 0 comments

In many countries throughout the world belief in witches is common, and black magic is considered part of everyday life. A 2010 poll of 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa found that over half of the population believe in magic. Witch doctors are consulted not only for healing diseases, but also for placing, or removing, curses or bringing luck….

I recently wrote a piece about this for Discovery News; you can read it HERE.


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