Our search for safe spaces: A qualitative study of the role of sexual violence in the lives of Aboriginal women living with HIV/AIDS

By examining the lived experiences of 20 Aboriginal women living with HIV/AIDS (AWHAs), this study aimed to shed light on how AWHAs relate the impact of sexual violence to their HIV infection, their current social realities and their past life experiences and how these experiences influence their overall health management. The study also sought to give a voice to Aboriginal women who are often silenced in HIV/AIDS research and academic discourse and to develop policy and program recommendations that reflect the specific gender and cultural needs of AWHAs.


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Published by: Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)
Date: 2009
Type: Report
Language(s): English, French
Topic(s): HIV
Social determinants of health
       > Gender
Specific Population(s): Aboriginal peoples, Women
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