When Masculinity Interferes with Women's Treatment of HIV Infection: A Qualitative Study About Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Zimbabwe PDF Print E-mail

AUTHORS: M. Skovdal, C. Campbell, C. Nyamukapa, S. Gregson
DATE: 2011
PUBLISHERS: Journal of the International AIDS Society

Social constructions of masculinity have been shown to serve as an obstacle to men's access and adherence to antiretroviral therapies (ART). In the light of women's relative lack of power in many aspects of interpersonal relationships with men in many African settings, our objective is to explore how male denial of HIV/AIDS impacts on their female partners' ability to access and adhere to ART.

 

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