Title page for ETD etd-06062008-162629
|Type of Document
||Pain, courage, and wisdom :stories of women living with HIV
||Family and Child Development
|Fu, Victoria R.
|Good, Charles M. Jr.
|Goodsell, Charles T.
|Protinsky, Howard O. Jr.
|Stith, Sandra M.
|Date of Defense
This is a descriptive study of women with Human Immune Deficiency Virus
(HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Women have been neglected in
social science research and literature on HIV/AIDS (Anastos & Marte, 1989, Corea,
1992). Unfortunately even when women with HIV / AIDS have been studied it has been
in relation to their role as transmitters of the disease (through prostitution and child birth)
not as suffers of the deadly disease themselves (Carovano, 1991). This study recounts an
insider's perspective of the learnings, strengths, and challenges of women living with HIV
through their stories. Themes identified through qualitative analysis in these stories
provide policy recommendations for practitioners and directions for further social science
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