Women and HIV/AIDS


Summer / Fall 2001

Volume: 21

Number: 2


Table of Contents

by Amy Andrews, June Larkin, Claudia Mitchell, Relebohile Moletsane, Esther Tharao

Framing the Issues Stacked Against Us: HIV/AIDS Statistics and Women
by Charlotte Loppie and Jacqueline Gahagan 

Grandmothers Called Out of Retirement: The Challenges for African Women Facing aids Today
by Njoki N. Wane and Edna Kavuma

Le VIH/SIDA au féminin: Impact du diagnostic de séropositivité sur les Conditions de vie des femmes hétérosexuelles du Québec
par Marie-Céline Fortin

HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal Women in Canada: A Case Study
by Susan Judith Ship and Laura Norton

Le gros lot
par Laurette Levy

Gender, Youth and HIV Risk
by Nikki Kumar, June Larkin and Claudia Mitchell

Sex Trade Workers in Halifax: What Are Their Risks of HIV at Home and at Work?
by Lois Jackson with Carolyn Bennett, Devota Ryan and Barbara Sowinski

Réflexions mêlées sur la santé, l’État, les femmes au temps du SIDA
par Catherine Mavrikakis

Creating a Better Life: A Brief Report on a Support Program for Women at Risk for Drug Related Harm
by Carol Roberts, Sharon O Burke, Ron Shore and Penney Lavalley

Health Promotion and Education
Changing the Picture: Youth, Gender and HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaigns in South Africa
by Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

Treatment Issues for Women
by Vicci Tallis

Bridging the Gap: Integrating HIV Prevention into Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion
by Erin Connell

Black Women and HIV/AIDS: Contextualizing their Realities,their Silence, and Proposed Solutions
by Esther Tharao and Notisha Massaquoi

Missing Links: Women, Mental Health, and the Need for a New Model of HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Promotion
by Amy Andrews

Missing the Message: HIV/AIDS Interventions and Learners in South African Schools
by Robert Morrell, Elaine Unterhalter, Relebohile Moletsane, and Diane Epstein

Constrained Choices and Communication: HIV+ Women Accessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine in British Columbia
by Tami Kendall, Chester Morris, and Paula Bratstein

Topical Microbicides: A Viable HIV-Prevention Alternative
by the Microbicide Advocacy Group Network (MAG-NET)

AIDS and Sex Workers: A Case of Patriarchy Interruptus
by Diane Meaghan

Catwoman & Le travail du sexe
par Nathalie LaPlante

Northern Women’s Health Outreach Project
by Karen O Gorman

How Do We Increase the Participation of Young Women in hiv/aids Activism? An Interview with Sisonke Msimang
by Sonja Klinksy

Living with HIV/AIDS Counting Pills or Counting on Pills? What HIV+ Women Have to Say About Antiretroviral Therapy
by Jacqueline Gahagan and Charlotte Loppie

HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal Women: One Woman’s Story
by Catherine Baylis with Brenda Loyie

Je m’appelle Imani
par Imani

Supportive Housing for Women Living with HIV/AIDS
by Kate Reynolds

South Asian Women Living with HIV/AIDS
by the Alliance of South Asian aids Prevention

Lettre de moi à vous
par M. 

The Garden as Memento Mori: Derek Jarman and Jamaica Kingcaid
by Martine Delvaux


Poetry sans titre par Micheline Mercier
I Remember Your Arms (October 1999) by Signa A. Daun Shanks
Researcher by Louise Lane
To Imagine Peace by Joanna M. Weston
Mona Lisa Was a Feminist by Michelle McGrane
Child by Rebekkah Alexander
Alas We Were by Desi Di Nardo
Save the Last Dance for Me by Desi Di Nardo
A Brief Moment of Self-Mutilation (February 2000) by Signa A. Daun Shanks
Selah by Erice Jen
Being Five by Jean Chow
In Your Hand by Shawn White
Jacob’s Angel by Carol A. Adams
Dreamcatcher by Danielle Maveal
Vanishing by Shirley Adelmen
Miscarriage by Camara Brown
English by Lindsey Soberano
The Strap by Kathleen Kemp Haynes
Ladybug Languished by Desi Di Nardo

Book Reviews

Historie de Dire
reviewed by Jeanne Maranda

The Spinster and the Prophet: Florence Deeks, H. G. Wells, and the Mystery of the Purloined Past
reviewed by Clara Thomas

Diary of a European Tour, 1900: Margaret Addison’s Sentimental Journey and Education
reviewed by Denise Adele Heaps

When Memory Speaks: Exploring the Art of Autobiography
reviewed by Sherrill Cheda

Pourquoi je suis chienne de garde
reviewed by Caroline Caron 

Working in Women’s Archives: Researching Women’s Private Literature and Archival Documents
reviewed by Barbara Meadowcraft

Textura: L’artiste écrivant/The Artist Writing
reviewed by Cindy Stelmackowich

Questionnements féministes et méthodologie de la recherché
reviewed by Caroline Caron 

Si loin des cypress
reviewed by John Stout 

Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness
reviewed by Stephanie Dickison

Women’s Untold Stories: Breaking Silence, Talking Back, Voicing Complexity
reviewed by Cheryl Van-Daalen Smith

A Personal Calligraphy
reviewed by Janice Andreae

Women and Aging: Transcending the Myths
reviewed by Sherrill Cheda

Dagmar’s Daughter
reviewed by Clara Thomas

New Essays on the House of Mirth
reviewed by Sherrill Cheda


About the Artwork


Becky Trotter,
“First Painting”,  acrylic on canvas, 1992.
Courtesy of the artist and the Visual AIDS Archive Project.

Director of Publications and Editor of the People with AIDS Coalition/NY Newsline, Becky Trotter is also a board member of the GNP+/NA, the Global Network of People Living with AIDS, North America. Formerly of Joplin, Missouri, Trotter currently lives in New York City, and has been positive since 1989. Her art serves as a vehicle for the way she feels about being positive when she can t find the words.

Founded in 1988 as a collaboration among artists and professionals, Visual AIDS strives to increase public awareness of AIDS through the visual arts. The organization s two most visible campaigns, Day Without Art and the Red Ribbon, have become international icons of aids awareness. The Visual AIDS Archive Project documents the work of the artists with HIV/AIDS to ensure that their artistic legacy will be preserved, thereby safeguarding their place within art history. The Archive Project also facilitates the creation and presentation of new work and provides practical services to artists with HIV/AIDS, assisting in their pursuit of professional careers.


“The Woman Next Door”,  poster. AIDS Committee of Toronto.


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