'If you start thinking positively, you won't miss sex': narratives of sexual (in)activity among people living with HIV in Nairobi's informal settlements


Undie, Chi-Chi, Ziraba, Abdhalah Kasiira, Madise, Nyovani, Kebaso, John and Kimani-Murage, Elizabeth (2009) 'If you start thinking positively, you won't miss sex': narratives of sexual (in)activity among people living with HIV in Nairobi's informal settlements. Culture, Health & Sexuality,, 11, (8), 767-782. (doi:10.1080/13691050903105031).

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Drawing on qualitative data, this paper examines narratives of sexual activity (or the lack thereof) among people living with HIV in two urban poor contexts in Kenya and the ways in which these narratives intersect with the discourse of a ubiquitous HIV-prevention strategy - the 'ABC' (Abstinence, Be Faithful, Condom Use) approach. The exploration of these narratives gives insight into the ways that the notions and meanings around sexual activity are informed and re-shaped by the experience of living with HIV in urban poor settings and into the complex ways in which the components of the ABC approach feature in the lives of PLHIV in these contexts. As the sexuality of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa is an under-researched area, this paper sheds light on the realities of living with HIV in urban poor settings and illuminates the context that informs constructions of sexuality in this milieu

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1369-1058 (print)
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Keywords: sexuality, people living with HIV, urban poverty, abc, kenya
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 71065
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:50
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/71065

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