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Cross-cultural Perspectives on Couples With Mixed HIV Status: Beyond Positive/Negative : Beyond Positive

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This edited volume presents a detailed portrait of couples living with mixed HIV status, where one partner is HIV-positive and the other negative. Readers will come to understand the various and complex ways in which these mixed, or serodiscordant, couples build a life together within the shadow of HIV transmission and other risks.Spanning different geographical regions throughout the world, coverage explores serodiscordance as a negotiated practice and process, inseparable from the social context in which it is situated. The book shows how couples draw on diverse and sometimes contradictory cultural discourses of medicine, romance, and normality to make sense of and manage their mixed HIV status and any perceived risks, not uncommonly in ways that depart from prevailing HIV prevention messages.Throughout, compelling personal stories accompany the empirical research. These narratives share the firsthand experiences of men and women in serodiscordant relationships as well as the view of service providers who work with HIV serodiscordant couples. Bringing together research and insights from diverse disciplines and geographical regions, this book contributes important insights for future HIV health promotion as well as offers new knowledge to scholarship on the cultural intersections of illness and intimacy. It will appeal to a broad audience working across the fields of HIV, health, gender, sexuality, development, and human rights.
Genre: Medical, Social Science
Series Title: Social Aspects of HIV
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: October 26, 2016
TCIN: 51550678
UPC: 9783319427232
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-1118

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