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Women, Motherhood and Living with HIV/AIDS

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Liamputtong, Pranee (Ed.)

2013, XXII, 314 p. 5 illus.

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  • The first book which puts together results from empirical research relating to women, motherhood and living with HIV/AIDS
  • Features empirical information based on real life situations
  • Can be used as evidence for health care providers to implement socially and culturally appropriate services to assist individuals and groups who are living with HIV/AIDS in many societies

There are  about 34 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS. Half are women. There has been a dramatic global increase in the rates of women living with HIV/AIDS. Among young women, especially in developing countries, infection rates are rapidly increasing. Many of these women are also mothers with young infants. When a woman is labeled as having HIV, she is treated with suspicion and her morality is being questioned. Previous research has suggested that women living with HIV/AIDS can be affected by delay in diagnosis, inferior access to health care services, internalized stigma and a poor utilization of health services. This makes it extremely difficult for women to take care of their own health needs. Women are also reluctant to disclose their HIV-positive status as they fear this may result in physical feelings of shame, social ostracism, violence, or expulsion from home. Women living with HIV/AIDS who are also mothers carry a particularly heavy burden of being HIV-infected. This unique book attempts to put together results from empirical research and focuses on issues relevant to women, motherhood and living with HIV/AIDS which have occurred to individual women in different parts of the globe. The book comprises chapters written by researchers who carry out their projects in different parts of the world, and each chapter contains empirical information based on real life situations. This can be used as evidence for health care providers to implement socially and culturally appropriate services to assist individuals and groups who are living with HIV/AIDS in many societies. The book is of interest to scholars and students in the domains of anthropology, sociology, social work, nursing, public health & medicine and health professionals who have a specific interest in issues concerning women who are mothers and living with HIV/AIDS from cross-cultural perspective.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Dealing with Patriarchy and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa - Experiences of HIV-positive Thai Women - HIV and Motherhood - HIV-positive mothers - HIV-positive mothers in Vietnam - HIV/AIDS care among Women in sub-Saharan Africa - HIV/AIDS care in Northeastern Brazil - Improving access to Mother-to-Child transmission (PMTCT) - Infant Feeding and HIV/AIDS - Living with Racism and HIV - Pregnancy and Motherhood in Buenos Aires - Pregnancy of Women with HIV infection - Psychological Distress among HIV-positive women in Thailand - The MOMS Project - Women and Living with HIV/AIDS

Related subjects » Anthropology & Archaeology - Community Psychology - Public Health - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Preface.- Chapter 1. Women, Motherhood and Living with HIV/AIDS: An Introduction.- Part I. Women, Reproduction and HIV.- Chapter 2. Growing Confidence? Family-Planning by HIV-Positive Mothers in a South African Urban Setting; Ray Lazarus, Helen Struthers and Avy Violari.- Chapter 3. Pregnancy and Motherhood in the Narratives of Women with HIV Infection from the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mónica Gogna, Silvia Fernández, Paula di Corrado and María Julieta Obiols.- Chapter 4. Making Decisions in Pregnancy about HIV Testing and Treatment: The Experience of Burmese Migrant Women in Northern Thailand; Pleumjit Chotiga, Kenda Crozier and Michael Pfeil.- Chapter 5. Motherhood, Infertility, and HIV: The Maasai Context of Norethern Tanzania; Lauren K. Birks, Yadira Roggeveen and Jennifer M. Hatfield.- Chapter 6. I Will Give Birth But Not too Much: HIV-Positive Childbearing in Rural Malawi; Sara Yeatman and Jenny Trinitapoli.- Part II. Motherhood, Infant Feeding and HIV/AIDS.- Chapter 7. ‘I always Wanted to See My Babies Grow up’: Motherhood Experiences for Women Living Longer than Expected with HIV/AIDS; Donna Barnes.- Chapter 8. Do You Tell Your Kids? ... What Do You Tell Your Kids? … When Do You Tell Your Kids? … How Do You Tell Your Kids?:  HIV-Positive Mothers, Disclosure and Dtigma; Karalyn McDonald.- Chapter 9. Dealing with Life: Tactics Employed by Drug–Using Thai Mothers Living with HIV; Niphattra Haritavorn.- Chapter 10. Senegalese Women Living with HIV vs. the 2009 WHO Recommendations for PMTCT: Meanings for Resistance Regarding Infant Feeding; Alice Desclaux.- Chapter 11. Improving Access to Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programs in Africa: An Ongoing Process; Msellati Philippe.- Part III. Women, Mothers and Care.- Chapter 12. Psychological Distress among HIV-Positive Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Thailand; Ratchneewan Ross.- Chapter 13. HIV is My ‘Best’ Problem: Living with Racism, HIV and Interpersonal Violence; Josephine Mazonde and Wilfreda Thurston.- Chapter 14. The Effects of Collective Action on the Confidence of Individual HIV: Positive Mothers in Vietnam; Pauline Oosterhoff and Tran Xuan Bach.- Chapter 15. Women, Motherhood and Living Positively: The Lived Experience of Thai Women; Pranee Liamputtong, Niphattra Haritavorn and Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee.- Chapter 16. Scaling up HIV/AIDS Care among Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cross-Cultural Barriers; Damalie Nakanjako, Florence Mirembe, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya and Alex Coutinho.- Chapter 17. Mothers with HIV: A Case for a Human Rights Approach to HIV/AIDS Care in Northeastern Brazil; Jessica Jerome.- Chapter 18. The MOMS (Making Our Mothers Stronger) Project: A Culturally Tailored Parenting Intervention for Mothers Living with HIV in the Southern U.S.; Susan L. Davies, Herpreet Thind and Jamie Stiller.- Chapter 19. Coping with Patriarchy and HIV/AIDS: Female sexism in infant feeding counseling in southern Africa; Ineke Buskens and Alan Jaffe. 



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