Download PDF by Cecilia Van Hollen: Birth in the Age of AIDS: Women, Reproduction, and HIV/AIDS

By Cecilia Van Hollen

Birth within the Age of AIDS is a shiny and poignant portrayal of the reports of HIV-positive ladies in India while pregnant, beginning, and motherhood at the start of the twenty first century. the govt. of India, including worldwide future health organisations, confirmed an immense public overall healthiness initiative to avoid HIV transmission from mom to baby. whereas this software, which pursuits negative girls attending public maternity hospitals, has more advantageous health and wellbeing results for babies, it has led to occasionally devastatingly detrimental outcomes for negative, younger moms simply because those ladies are being confirmed for HIV in a ways larger numbers than their male spouses and are usually blamed for bringing this hugely stigmatized disorder into the relatives.
Based on examine performed by way of the writer in India, this e-book chronicles the stories of ladies from the purpose in their judgements approximately even if to simply accept HIV checking out, via their judgements approximately even if to proceed with the beginning in the event that they try HIV-positive, their birthing stories in hospitals, judgements and practices surrounding breast-feeding vs. bottle-feeding, and their hopes and fears for the way forward for their children.

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