Women and HIV Prevention in Canada is a comprehensive collection of original readings that examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in Canada. It takes as its point of departure the lessons from the past two decades of HIV prevention efforts with an eye to advancing research, policy, and programmatic responses in a collaborative, multidisciplinary manner.
The book includes contributions from academics, researchersof topics, including the epidemiology of women and HIV/AIDS in Canada, enhanced surveillance specific to women, pregnancy and fertility issues, housing as a determinant of health, HIV prevention and prisons, new HIV prevention technologies, race, transgender issues, and other pressing primary and secondary HIV prevention issues for women. Each chapter concludes with problem-based learning scenarios and discussion questions, making the book a valuable resource for students, as well as practitioners and researchers in epidemiology in community health, sociology of health, nursing, health promotion, health service administration, social work, and health policy.
Introduction: Women and HIV in Canada: Reflections on an Epidemic, Jacqueline Gahagan
Chapter 1: The Current State of Women and HIV in Canada: An Overview of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology in Canada, Chris Archibald and Jessica Halverson
Chapter 2: An Overview of Determinants of Health Impacting Women and HIV Infection in Canada, Jacqueline Arthur, Kristen Beausoleil, Jocelyne Guay, and Jacqueline Gahagan
Chapter 3: Advancing Our Knowledge: Findings of a Meta-Ethnographic Synthesis, Jacqueline Gahagan, Christina Ricci, Randy Jackson, Tracey Prentice, Judy Mill, and Barry Adam
Chapter 4: When Women Pick Up Their Bundles: HIV Prevention and Related Service Needs of Aboriginal Women in Canada, Doris Peltier, Randy Jackson, Tracey Prentice, Renee Masching, LaVerne Monette, Monique Fong, Krista Shore, and the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network’s Voices of Women (CAAN VOW) Standing Committee
Chapter 5: An Evidence-based Intervention to Support African, Caribbean, and Black Women in Canada to Disclose Their HIV Positive Status, Wangari Tharao, Marvelous Muchenje, and Mira Mehes
Chapter 6: Housing as HIV Prevention and Support of and for HIV-positive Mothers in Canada: The Way Forward, Saara Greene, Lori Chambers, Khatundi Masinde, and Chantel Mukandoli
Chapter 7: It’s All in the Context: Structural and Psychosocial Barriers to HIV Prevention with Transgender Women, Greta Bauer
Chapter 8: Razors, Rigs, and Rights: HIV Prevention and the Case for Harm Reduction Strategies in Women’s Prisons, Rai Reece
Chapter 9: Criminal Prosecutions for HIV Non-disclosure: Protecting Women from Infection or Threatening Prevention Efforts? Patricia Allard, Cécile Kazatchkine, and Alison Symington
Chapter 10: Pre-conception and Pregnancy Planning for Women Infected and Affected by HIV as HIV Prevention, Mona Loufty and Shari Margolese
Chapter 11: New Prevention Technologies: Promises and Pitfalls, San Patten
Chapter 12: Conclusion: Addressing and Advancing HIV Prevention Efforts for, by, and with Women in Canada, Jacqueline Gahagan
Jacqueline Gahagan is Professor of Health Promotion in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University.
"This timely collection brings together the voices of those most concerned with the impact of HIV on women in Canada. It does an excellent job of using an equity lens to help us challenge what we think we already know about gender, health, and the possibilities of intervention."
Sarah Flicker, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
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