Based on interviews with women who are HIV positive, this sobering pandemic brings to light the deeply rooted and complex problems of living with HIV. Already pushed to the edges of society by poverty, racial politics, and gender injustice, women with HIV in South Africa have found ways to cope with work and men, disclosure of their HIV status, and care for families and children to create a sense of normalcy in their lives. As women take control of their treatment, they help to determine effective routes to ending the spread of the disease.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 14 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
marginalized populations south of the Sahara. This book will appeal to scholars and students of psychology, public health, public policy, and African studies. * African Studies Quarterly *
[T]he book is a much-needed contribution to research on the social construction of illness, gendered inequality and global gender injustice, and the lives of people living with HIV. * International Social Science Review *
[The authors] conclude, principally, that we cannot design effective interventions against the virus, the stigma, and the social determinants of women's specific vulnerabilities to HIV without careful attention to gender. I believe they make the point convincingly, with a richness of detail and sensitivity to nuance and emotional lives that commonly escapes biomedical discourse. I would certainly recommend the book as a resource for people entering the field. * International Journal of African Historical Studies *
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