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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33915

Title: ‘Climbing a Mountain’: Stories of Women Living with HIV on Body Imaging
Authors: Gibson, Michelle V.
Keywords: WOMEN
HIV
BODY IMAGE
STORIES
NARRATIVE
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: UTSC Printing Services, University of Toronto Scarborough
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life, Vol 11 (2), pg 26-41.
Abstract: This article discusses the findings of a study exploring the relationship HIV-positive women have constructed with their bodies pre and post-HIV diagnosis. Literature, feminist and postmodern theory, and narrative inquiry directed the study. Stories revealed women construct complex and fluid relationships with their bodies shaped by cultural discourse of the female body, physical changes to the body following diagnosis, and HIV-related stigma. Stories encouraged non-silencing, and non-pathologizing social work practice and research. Findings validate that women living with HIV experience challenging relationships with their bodies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33915
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