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“Abstinence doesn’t work, so use condoms”: Critical responses to Christian youth sexualities and HIV prevention in Africa

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Sometime towards the end of May, this year, then-29 year-old Olympic athlete Lolo Jones revealed that she was still a virgin and she described this as the most difficult thing that she has ever done. Yes, she clarified, training for the Olympics was not nearly as difficult as remaining a virgin. A week following Lolo’s comments, a female guest on …

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HIV testing, neoliberal governance, and the new moral regime of gay health in Taiwan

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Recent developments in global AIDS governance have focused on the need to tackle HIV/AIDS-related stigma, which is regarded as subjecting PLHA to social exclusion and hampering overall prevention efforts. Endorsed by UNAIDS and disseminated by the transnational network of NGOs, de-stigmatisation strategies, either through policy or activism, have come to mark a key aspect of the current glocal response to …

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Infected Affects on Transcriptions

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In the Infected Affects series, we would like to bring together as wide a range of contributors as possible to give voice to the aporia surrounding the emotional life/lives of those living with HIV, and the emotions of those studying the epidemic and the effect(s) of their encounters with suffering on their work (inter alia, denial, elision, incoherence, depth and …