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Our sexuality, our stories : experiences of HIV-positive women in Kenya

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Abstract: This issue of Exchange is about learning about sex. This article discusses an interesting initiative in Kenya is described, where women and men, most of them HIV positive, form collectives to talk and learn about sex. In July 2006, a group of HIV-positive Kenyan women from Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK), Society for Orphans Against AIDS (SOAN), and Kibera Community Self-Help Programme (KICOSHEP) began meeting at the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) in Nairobi, Kenya to talk about their needs.1 Soon, they realized that the issue of sexuality was central to their lives and that they yearned to learn more about it and discuss it with other women. This initiative has now evolved into the establishment of collectives of women and men who are meeting regularly to talk about sex. Two women involved in these collectives share their experiences in this article.
Authors: Burris, M.A. , Wanjala, M.
Country: Kenya
Category: Practice
End Page: 15
Serial number: 3
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , health , women
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2007
Region: East Africa
Right: © 2007 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 13
Title: Our sexuality, our stories : experiences of HIV-positive women in Kenya