Men and women living heterosexually with HIV: The Straightpoz study, Volume 1 Persson, Asha en_US Barton, David en_US Richards, Wendy en_US 2021-11-25T12:31:02Z 2021-11-25T12:31:02Z 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract HIV places heterosexual people in a highly stigmatised position in heterosexual society. Fear of stigma and prejudice is a daily reality for many, and HIV shapes relationships and sexuality in profound ways. In this report, ‘people living heterosexually with HIV’ includes HIV-positive men, HIVpositive women, HIV negative partners, serodiscordant couples and families. The term is used to place emphasis on heterosexuality as a social practice, rather than as an identity. People living heterosexually with HIV develop a range of strategies for building normality within a small, sheltered world of trusted people and within a wider world of indifference to and ignorance about HIV. They often feel like ‘cultural outsiders’ in the HIV sector and are generally disconnected from other positive people and from communal forms of dialogue and support around HIV. The diversity and geographical dispersal of positive heterosexuals in NSW, the deep need to protect privacy and confidentiality, and the difficulties of accessing appropriate resources and support, create particular challenges for building a heterosexual HIVpositive community. For heterosexual people, HIV is life-changing, with valuable insights and qualities fostered by the experience. However, the strictures of secrecy among heterosexuals living with HIV mean that these are not shared with the wider community. and shared their HIV-positivity and developed strategies to ‘pass’ undetected in society. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781875978816 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other HIV en_US
dc.subject.other PLWHA en_US
dc.subject.other Diagnosis en_US
dc.subject.other Stigma en_US
dc.subject.other Discrimination en_US
dc.subject.other Disclosure en_US
dc.subject.other Relationships en_US
dc.subject.other Health services en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.title Men and women living heterosexually with HIV: The Straightpoz study, Volume 1 en_US
dc.type Report en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofreportnumber Monograph 2/2006 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Persson, Asha, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Barton, David, Heterosexual HIV/AIDS Service NSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Richards, Wendy, Pozhet PartnersPlus, Sydney en_US Centre for Social Research in Health *
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