Women's Experiences with HIV/AIDS: An International Perspective

Women's Experiences with HIV/AIDS: An International Perspective

By: E.Maxine Ankrah (editor), Lynellyn D. Long (editor)Paperback

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HIV/AIDS affects women worldwide. Elderly women bear a disproportionate burden of caring for those who are afflicted with the disease, while young women increasingly comprise the majority of new HIV cases. Intervention programs often fail to take into account the particular situations and behaviors that make women more vulnerable than men. Though policy debates increasingly include women and gender considerations, funds and resources for women, especially those already suffering with HIV/AIDS, remain inadequate. Women's Experiences with HIV/AIDS gives voice to the experience of individual women whose personal stories reveal the daily struggles and concerns that fill their lives, but are ignored in the larger dialogues about HIV/AIDS. Women and men from diverse backgrounds discuss the differences between women within and across cultures and how particular traditions and attitudes can affect the prevention of, or vulnerability to, HIV/AIDS. The authors address not only women's empirical experiences, but also their personal feelings, beliefs, and expectations as reflected in their narratives. Approaching the issue from several disciplines, Women's Experiences with HIV/AIDS paves the way for the empowerment of women by bringing them directly into the debates concerned with their protection against HIV/AIDS. This collection, edited by two well-known scholars in this field, provides a much-needed critical examination of the interventions and policies that do not yet fully address the needs and limitations of women and girls suffering with, or confronting the possibility of, infection.

About Author

LYNELLYN D. LONG is the Population Council's Representative in Vietnam and an adjunct faculty member of The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. E. MAXINE ANKRAH is the associate director for the AIDSCAP Women's Initiative of Family Health International (FHI)

Contents

, by Peter Lamptey Counting Women's Experiences, by Lynellyn D. Long Living With HIV/AIDS Negative in the Beginning, Positive in the End, by Christine Thomas (With Lynellyn D. Long) I Have a Life, I Will Live, by Anonymous Women Who Sleep With Women, by Joyce Hunter & Priscilla Alexander HIV/AIDS: A Personal Perspective, by Debbie Runions Economic and Sociocultural Perspectives Making a Living: Women Who Go Out, by Priscilla Alexander Bargaining for Life: Women and the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti, by Priscilla R. Ulin, Michel Cayemittes, and Robert Gringle The Socioeconomic Impact of AIDS on Women in Tanzania, by Anne Outwater I'm Not Afraid of Life or Death: Women in Brothels in Northern Thailand, by Katherine C. Bond, David D. Delentiano, and Chayan Vaddhanaphuti Women's Social Representation of Sex, Sexuality, and AIDS in Brazil, by Luiza Klein-Alonso The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programs on Women and AIDS, by Mubina Hassanali Kirmani and Dorothy Munyakho Issues and Concerns The Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in Women, by Jeanine M. Buzy and Helens D. Gayle Sexually Transmitted Diseases as Catalysts of HIV/AIDS in Women, by Barbara Parker and David W. Patterson HIV and Breast-feeding: Informed Choice in the Face of Medical Ambiguity, by Chloe O'Gara and Anna C. Martin Women, Children, and HIV/AIDS, by Carrie Auer Care and Support Systems, by E. Maxine Ankrah, Martin Schwartz, and Jaclyn Miller Promising Directions Dilemmas for Women in the Second Decade, by Elizabeth A. Preble and Galia D. Siegel Women Educating Women for HIV/AIDS Prevention, by Kathleen Cash Talking About Sex: A Prerequisitie for AIDS Prevention, by Geeta Rao Gupta, Ellen Weiss, and Purnima Mane Challenges for the Development of Female-Controlled Vaginal Microbicides, by Christopher J. Elias and Lor L. Heise The Ethics of Social and Behavioral Research on Women and AIDS, by Carl Kendall What Next? A Policy Agenda, by E. Maxine Ankrah and Lynellyn D. Long

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780231106054
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780231106054
  • ISBN10: 023110605X

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