Gender issues are central to the causes and impact of the ongoing AIDS epidemic. The editors bring together cutting edge contemporary scholarship on gender and AIDS in one volume. They address questions related to gender and sexuality, how women and men live the epidemic differently and how such differences lead to different outcomes. The volume joins research on Africa, Asia and Latin America and illustrates how the epidemic has different gendered characteristics, causes and consequences in different regions. Collectively, the chapters demonstrate the fundamental ways that gender influences the spread of the disease, its impact and the success of prevention efforts. This scholarly, interdisciplinary volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and issues of gender, AIDS and global public health and informs students, policy makers and practitioners of the complexity of the gendered nature of AIDS.
About the Author
Jelke Boesten is a Lecturer in Social Development in the School of Politics and International Studies at the Universtiy of Leeds, UK. Nana K. Poku, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA .
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: gender, inequalities, and HIV/AIDS, Jelke Boesten and Nana K. Poku; Part 1 Gendered Vulnerabilities: Stigma, gender and HIV: case studies of inter-sectionality, Catherine Campbell and Andrew Gibbs; Gender, masculinities and HIV/AIDS: perspectives from Peru, Ximena Salazar, Clara Sandoval Figueroa, J. Maziel Girón and Carlos F. Cßceres; Transactable sex and unsafe practices: gender and sex when living with HIV in Tanzania, Jelke Boesten; Gender and HIV/AIDS in Haiti: women's lack of power as an overarching vulnerability, Jhumka Gupta, Maria J. Small and Trace Kershaw. Part 2 Targeted Interventions: Caught in ideological crossfire: one tale of prostitution, politicians and the pandemic, Joanna Busza; Targeting HIV or targeting social change? The role of Indian sex workers' collectives in challenging gender relations, Flora Cornish; 'Know your status': male gender construction in the age of routine HIV testing, Tim Frasca. Part 3 HIV/AIDS and Changing Gender Relations: Sex talk: mutuality and power in the shadow of HIV/AIDS in Africa, Janet Bujra; Positive men in hard, neoliberal times: engendering health citizenship in South Africa, Christopher J. Colvin and Steven Robins; Index.