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

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Asha Persson, Shana D. Hughes, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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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 c…
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Persson, Asha
Hughes, Shana D.
Responsibility
Asha Persson, Shana D. Hughes, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 276 pages) : 7 illus.
Series Vol.
2
Series Title
Social aspects of HIV
ISBN
9783319427256
9783319427232 (print ed.)
ISSN
2509-6559
Subjects (MeSH)
Cross-Cultural Comparison
HIV Seronegativity
HIV Seropositivity - ethnology
HIV Seropositivity - psychology
Spouses - ethnology
Other Subjects
United States - ethnology
Abstract
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.
Contents
Foreword: Emeritus Professor Susan Kippax -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Making "Difference": New Perspectives on HIV Serodiscordance / Asha Persson & Shana D. Hughes -- PART I. Biomedicine, Change & Diversity: Conceptualising Serodiscordance : The Science Made Me Do it! A Journey toward Reimagining Myself as Non-infectious: Serodiscordant Sexuality in the Age of TasP / Pluto Savage -- "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 in California / Kimberley Koester, Xavier A Erguera & Janet Myers -- Seeking Sero-harmony: Changing Conceptualisations of Sero-difference and Sero-status in Australia / John Rule & Sean Slavin -- Situating Serodiscordance: Living in Relationships with Mixed HIV Status in Different Local, Historical and Biomedical Realities / Angela Kelly-Hanku -- HIV Serodiscordant Couples and the Discourse of Normality: Reconciling Biomedical and Social Meanings in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Shana D. Hughes -- Exploring the Relational Complexity of Serodiscordance: Negotiating Violence, Temporality and Diaspora / Annette-Carina van der Zaag & Ulla McKnight -- PART II. Stigma, Culture & Gender: Contextualising Serodiscordance: Conversations with two African American and Indian Women: Sunshine after the Rain & Red Reminds Me / Stacy Jennings, USA -- Be the Change You Want to See / Jyoti Dhawale-Surve, Mumbai -- Intimacy, Support and Social Connectivity: Experiences of HIV Serodiscordant Relationships among Black African People Living in England / Adam Bourne, John Owuor & Catherine Dodds -- Stigma, Sex and Family Life: Serodiscordance in Henan Province, China / Kumi Smith, Huixin Liu, Junjue Wang, Wensheng He, Gail E. Henderson, William C. Miller & Ning Wang -- Reconciling Serodiscordance: Lived Experiences of Mixed HIV Status Relationships in Ethiopia / Yordanos M. Tiruneh, Yemane Berhane & Ira B. Wilson -- Dialectics of Gender and Health: The Case of HIV Serodiscordance in Uganda / Robert Wyrod -- Planning to be a Parent in HIV Sero-Different Relationships in Ireland: A Critical Gender Analysis / Carmel Kelly & Maria Lohan -- Serodiscordance and Gender Dynamics in Indian Culture / Sangeeta Sharma Dhaor -- PART III. Love, Risk & Relationships: Negotiating Serodiscordance: Treatment as Prevention: A Love Story / Caroline Watson -- Relationships between Serodiscordant Gay Male Couples in Lima, Peru: Sero-Disclosure and Living with Serodiscordance / Kelika Konda, Clara Sandoval & Lizzete Najarro -- "HIV-Positivity and HIV-Negativity; Two Sides of the Same Coin": Narratives of Greek HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Gay Men on HIV and Intimate Relationships / Valantis Papathanasiou -- "Because we're so in Love": The Experiences of HIV-negative and HIV-positive Partners in Serodiscordant Relationships in Vietnam / Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Sally Cameron, & Lan Nguyen -- Negotiating 'Sero-Imbalances" within HIV Serodiscordant Relationships in Canada: A Pilot Inquiry / Amrita Daftary, Joshua Mendelsohn & Liviana Calzavara -- Pills, Providers and Partners: Exploring Trust among Serodiscordant Couples in Australia / Christy Newman, Asha Persson & Jeanne Ellard.
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Health Justice in India : Citizenship, Power and Health Care Jurisprudence

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Edward Premdas Pinto. --Singapore: Springer , c2021.
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This book presents important fields of research in public healthcare in India from an interdisciplinary and health systems perspectives. Discussing how the exchange of power between the health justice triad, viz., the State (judiciary as the arm of the State), legal and medical professions, and civil society, cumulatively shapes the outcomes of health justice for citizens, it provides insights into India’s juridico-legal processes and of seeking justice in healthcare. It critically assesses civ…
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Pinto, Edward Premdas
Responsibility
Edward Premdas Pinto
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 295 p.) : 11 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811581434
9789811581427 (Print ed.)
9789811581441 (Print ed.)
9789811581458 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - legislation & jurisprudence
Health Policy
Social Justice
Other Subjects
India
Specialty
Policy
Public Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book presents important fields of research in public healthcare in India from an interdisciplinary and health systems perspectives. Discussing how the exchange of power between the health justice triad, viz., the State (judiciary as the arm of the State), legal and medical professions, and civil society, cumulatively shapes the outcomes of health justice for citizens, it provides insights into India’s juridico-legal processes and of seeking justice in healthcare. It critically assesses civil society’s counter-hegemonic role in bolstering justice in health care and examines the potential of transforming health care jurisprudence into health justice. Repositioning the social right to healthcare as integral to social citizenship and social justice, and opening avenues for inter-professional and interdisciplinary power discourse in public health policy research, the book is of interest to academics, practitioners, students, researchers, and the wide academic community working in public health care issues broadly.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Citizenship, Pursuit of Health Justice and Health Care Jurisprudence -- 3. An Overview of Health Care jurisprudence in India -- 4. Health Care Jurisprudence and Health Justice: Procedural and Substantive Justice Dimensions -- 5. Health Justice and the Dialectics of Power: State, Medical Profession and Civil Society -- 6. Conclusion.
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