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

By Cecilia Van Hollen

Birth within the Age of AIDS is a vibrant and poignant portrayal of the reviews of HIV-positive ladies in India while pregnant, beginning, and motherhood at first of the twenty first century. the govt. of India, including worldwide healthiness corporations, verified a big public well-being initiative to avoid HIV transmission from mom to baby. whereas this software, which pursuits bad ladies attending public maternity hospitals, has more desirable health and wellbeing results for babies, it has led to occasionally devastatingly destructive effects for negative, younger moms simply because those ladies are being validated for HIV in a ways higher numbers than their male spouses and are frequently blamed for bringing this hugely stigmatized ailment into the relations.
Based on examine carried out through the writer in India, this publication chronicles the reviews of girls from the purpose in their judgements approximately even if to just accept HIV checking out, via their judgements approximately even if to proceed with the beginning in the event that they try out HIV-positive, their birthing studies 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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