By Asha Persson, Shana D. Hughes
This edited quantity provides an in depth portrait of residing with combined HIV prestige, the place one accomplice is HIV-positive and the opposite detrimental. Readers will come to appreciate many of the and intricate ways that those mixed-status, or serodiscordant construct a existence jointly in the shadow of HIV-related stigma. Spanning the globe, insurance explores serodiscordance as a negotiated perform and technique, inseparable from the social context during which it really is located. The publication exhibits how draw on various and infrequently contradictory cultural discourses of drugs, romance, and “normality” to make experience of and deal with their combined HIV prestige and any perceived hazards, now not uncommonly in ways in which leave from triumphing HIV prevention messages. all through, compelling own tales accompany the empirical study, sharing the firsthand reports of guys and ladies in serodiscordant relationships. Bringing jointly study from assorted disciplines and nation-states, this e-book contributes vital insights for destiny HIV healthiness advertising in addition to bargains new wisdom to scholarship at the cultural intersections of sickness and intimacy. it's going to entice a extensive viewers operating around the fields of HIV, health and wellbeing, gender, sexuality, improvement, and human rights.
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The fact that scientists and health professionals were confident enough to broadcast this information finally outweighed my fears. But not everyone, it seems, was convinced by this shift. In the lead up to writing this chapter I decided to do my own bit of research; an observation of the public opinions around the new biomedical HIV prevention technologies, PrEP and TasP. I observed a stream of pseudoscience, myths and misconceptions crawling down my Facebook news feed. My friend list is comprised of a very broad cross section of humans, including a lot of men who have sex with men, and a lot of HIV+ folk.
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At that time, and really still to this day, there is no safe sex information that’s specific to his anatomy. Was he more or less susceptible to infection? Were the risks we had taken completely off the scale because of the ways his hormones may or may not affect his vagina? Could his hysterectomy have increased his chances of seroconverting? We searched everywhere for information but there was none to be found. He tested negative, I stopped panicking and we vowed to stick to condoms, not only to protect him, but also to protect me from the bouts of emotional self-flagellation.