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Understanding positive women’s realities


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Abstract: Despite growing recognition of the right of HIV-positive women to have healthy fulfilling sexual lives and reproductive choices, there remain myriad factors that make such rights only a dream for most of them. The reasons why women have sex and how they have it are influenced by various factors. It is widely known that violence, abandonment and blame on disclosure can be major problems for positive women, as are loss of land, livelihoods and children. The fear thus created can be an even more pervasive influence on how HIV-positive women live their sexual lives, including whether or not they will talk openly to their partners about their sexual health and needs.
Authors: Bell, E. , Orza, L.
Category: General
End Page: 4
Serial number: 3
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , women
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2006
Right: © 2006 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 1
Title: Understanding positive women’s realities