Social Aspects of HIV

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Couples with Mixed HIV Status: Beyond Positive/Negative

Editors: Persson, Asha, Hughes, Shana D. (Eds.)

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  • The first in-depth, cross-cultural book focused on couples living with mixed HIV status Demystifies a highly stigmatized and little understood population in the global HIV epidemic Provides original and empirically grounded insights into the cultural interplay of illness, intimacy, gender, and biomedicine in diverse settings with relevance beyond HIVProvides new and unique ways to conceptualize serodiscordance 

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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-status, or serodiscordant couples build a life together within the shadow of HIV-related stigma. Spanning the globe, 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, sharing the firsthand experiences of men and women in serodiscordant relationships. Bringing together research 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.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introduction: Making “Difference”: New Perspectives on HIV Serodiscordance

    Pages 1-12

    Persson, Asha (et al.)

  • The Science Made Me Do It! A Journey Toward Reimagining Myself as Non-infectious: Serodiscordant Sexuality in the Age of TasP

    Pages 15-21

    Savage, Pluto

  • “PrEP Makes My Relationship Even More Normal:” The Discursive Production of Hope in the Context of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Young Adults with Partners Living with HIV Infection

    Pages 23-35

    Koester, Kimberly A. (et al.)

  • Seeking Seroharmony: Changing Conceptualisations of Serodifference and Serostatus

    Pages 37-54

    Rule, John (et al.)

  • HIV Serodiscordant Couples and the Discourse of Normality: Reconciling the Biomedical and the Social in Porto Alegre, Brazil

    Pages 55-69

    Hughes, Shana D.

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eBook 117,69 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Couples with Mixed HIV Status: Beyond Positive/Negative
Editors
  • Asha Persson
  • Shana D. Hughes
Series Title
Social Aspects of HIV
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42725-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42725-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42723-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82646-2
Series ISSN
2509-6559
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 276
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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