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Birth in the age of AIDS : women, reproduction, and HIV/AIDS in India / Cecilia Van Hollen.

Van Hollen, Cecilia Coale
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Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]

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xii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Prologue : into the well and out again -- Birth in the age of AIDS -- India responds to the epidemic -- "The HIV test is like an immunization" : scenes from prenatal HIV counseling -- "I don't need my husband's permission?" : women's views on HIV/AIDS and decisions about prenatal testing -- HIV/AIDS and the gendering of stigma -- To birth or not to birth? : constraints and pragmatics in HIV-positive women's childbearing decisions -- HIV-positive women give birth : deception and determination -- Breast or bottle? : HIV-positive women's responses to global health policy on infant feeding -- Creating a storm : activists' hopes and mothers' fears -- Epilogue : memory boxes.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index.


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