"I don't blame that guy that gave it to me": contested discourses of victimisation and culpability in the narratives of heterosexual women infected with HIV.

@article{Persson2014IDB,
  title={"I don't blame that guy that gave it to me": contested discourses of victimisation and culpability in the narratives of heterosexual women infected with HIV.},
  author={Asha Persson},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          233-9
        }
}
In Australia, most women with HIV were infected through heterosexual sex, echoing global patterns. In media coverage, these women are typically portrayed as having been deceived by men they trusted, or as victims in criminal cases against HIV-positive men from high-prevalence countries. Heterosexuals are clearly overrepresented in such cases, a pattern consistent across high-income countries. It has been suggested that the victim/perpetrator distinction that defines criminal cases and media… CONTINUE READING
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