The Gender Politics of HIV/AIDS in Women: Perspectives on the Pandemic in the United States

The Gender Politics of HIV/AIDS in Women: Perspectives on the Pandemic in the United States

by Nancy Goldstein, Jennifer L Manlowe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814730949

ISBN-13: 9780814730942

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: New York University Press

Women now account for the majority of all new HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed in the United States. Yet, the resources allotted to women for research, health services, education, and outreach remain woefully inadequate. The Gender Politics of HIV/AIDS in Women fills crucial gaps in understanding the specific effects of HIV and AIDS on women's lives. The first comprehensive,…  See more details below

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Women now account for the majority of all new HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed in the United States. Yet, the resources allotted to women for research, health services, education, and outreach remain woefully inadequate. The Gender Politics of HIV/AIDS in Women fills crucial gaps in understanding the specific effects of HIV and AIDS on women's lives. The first comprehensive, interdisciplinary volume on this topic, The Gender Politics of HIV/AIDS in Women emphasizes marginalized populations such as the homeless, sexworkers, youth, the elderly, intravenous drug users, transgendered people, lesbians, bisexuals, incarcerated women, and victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. From their posts at the center of the pandemic - in the laboratory, the academy, clinics, and community based organizations - experts such as Evelynn Hammonds, Risa Denenberg, Michelle Murrain, and Paul Farmer criticize blind spots in the recognition and treatment of HIV in women and articulate accessible and practical solutions to specific areas of difficulty. Ideal both for course use and practical application in the medical and helping professions, and offering an unprecedented breadth and depth, this book is indispensable reading for all those interested in the study of HIV in women.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814730942
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. ICritiques of Biomedical Discourse
1Biomedical Models of HIV and Women25
2Barriers to the Inclusion of Women in Research and Clinical Trials43
3Caught in the Crossfire: Women and the Search for the Magic Bullet63
4Adolescent Underrepresentation in Clinical AIDS Research74
5Lesbians and the Medical Profession: HIV/AIDS and the Pursuit of Visibility86
Pt. IIInstitutional(ized) Myopia
6Seeing AIDS: Race, Gender, and Representation113
7"Si, tenemos sexo con mujeres, pero no somos marimachas." (Sure, we have sex with women, but we're not lesbians.): Sexual Diversity in the Los Angeles Latina Community - Ethnographic Findings, 1987-95127
8Midlife and Older Women and HIV/AIDS: My (Grand)mother Wouldn't Do That155
9HIV/AIDS and Asian and Pacific Islander Women168
10Interpersonal Power and Women's HIV Risk188
11Hitting Hard: HIV and Violence207
12Put Her in a Cage: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Incarceration, and HIV Infection222
13Women, Violence, and HIV/AIDS242
14Social Context and HIV: Testing and Treatment Issues among Commercial Street Sex Workers252
Pt. IIIWorking (through) Solutions
15Healing from Within: Women, HIV/AIDS, and the African-American Church273
16The Bond Is Called Blackness: Black Women and AIDS282
17Coming to Their Own Rescue: Teens Teach Teens about HIV292
18Haitian Teens Confront AIDS: A Partners in Health Program on Social Justice and AIDS Prevention302
19HIV Does Not Erase Desire: Addressing the Sexual and Reproductive Concerns of Women with HIV/AIDS323
20Native Women Living beyond HIV/AIDS Infection337
21Can Needle Exchange Better Serve Women?357
22Leather, Lace, and Latex: Safer Sex for Women373
23Gender, Freedom, and Safety: Does the U.S. Have Anything to Learn from Cuban AIDS Policy?385
Pt. IVWomen with AIDS Speak Out
24Ayisa403
25Carol409
26Yoco420
27Cliff426
28Noelle434
29Jeanette442
30Cindy446
Index451

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