• Love in the Time of HIV: Narratives of Filipino HIV Serodiscordant Gay Couples in Metro Manila, Philippines

    Author(s):
    Jeffry Acaba (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Philippines, HIV, serodiscordant couple, relationship
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6MP4VN00
    Abstract:
    There is little understanding about how relationships work in the context of HIV. In particular, little is known among serodiscordant relationships (where one is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative) and how gay men and gay men living with HIV in these relationships negotiate their individual experiences of homophobia and HIV-related stigma and discrimination with regards to sex, taking care of each other, and in confronting homophobia and HIV-related stigma and discrimination as part of a serodiscordant relationship. In this paper, I argue that gay men’s and gay men living with HIV’s experience of homophobia and perceptions and experience with regards to HIV are mediated when they engage in a serodiscordant setup. Unpacking these dynamics within these relationships will help understand local information about social situations so that we can better provide recommendations about interventions that may have meaningful impact in the HIV epidemic locally and will provide how best to design and modify HIV interventions to curb the HIV epidemic.
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    Published
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