Title page for ETD etd-06062008-162629


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Gosling, Anne
URN etd-06062008-162629
Title Pain, courage, and wisdom :stories of women living with HIV
Degree PhD
Department Family and Child Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Fu, Victoria R. Committee Chair
Good, Charles M. Jr. Committee Member
Goodsell, Charles T. Committee Member
Protinsky, Howard O. Jr. Committee Member
Stith, Sandra M. Committee Member
Keywords
  • narrative
  • feminism
Date of Defense 1995-04-05
Availability restricted
Abstract

This is a descriptive study of women with Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Women have been neglected in social science research and literature on HIV/AIDS (Anastos & Marte, 1989, Corea, 1992). Unfortunately even when women with HIV / AIDS have been studied it has been in relation to their role as transmitters of the disease (through prostitution and child birth) not as suffers of the deadly disease themselves (Carovano, 1991). This study recounts an insider's perspective of the learnings, strengths, and challenges of women living with HIV through their stories. Themes identified through qualitative analysis in these stories provide policy recommendations for practitioners and directions for further social science research.

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