Migratory Paths, Experiences of HIV/AIDS, and Sexuality: African Women Living withHIV/AIDS in France
AbstractThe AIDS epidemic in Europe includes a growing number of women who have emigrated from sub-Saharan Africa. This contribution presents the results of a qualitative anthropological study on African women living with HIV/AIDS in France. It shows how their migratory paths�-�including the reasons for their migration and their social and administrative situation in the country�-�can have varying influences on how the disease is experienced in the context of migration. Married women who have established long-term residence in France experience HIV/AIDS as essentially a conjugal issue that can reinforce unequal relations between partners. For women who discovered they were HIV positive shortly after arriving in France, HIV/AIDS leads to social isolation, altered migratory plans, and greater vulnerability. For those who migrated to access medical treatment, the virus is the driving force behind the migratory strategies and a new socialization in France built around HIV/AIDS.
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Volume (Year): 14 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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