An ethics of intimacy: Online dating, viral-sociality and living with HIV

  title={An ethics of intimacy: Online dating, viral-sociality and living with HIV},
  author={Fadhila Mazanderani},
There has been considerable academic interest in how people living with HIV use the internet for online dating and sex seeking. Most of this work has focused on the relationship between internet use and the risk of viral transmission. Drawing on an analysis of HIV dating websites and interviews with women living with HIV, this article moves beyond this and connects the use of dating websites with the changing dynamics of what constitutes a ‘normal’ life with HIV in the ‘post-AIDS’ era. The use… 

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The Problematization of Sexuality among Women Living with HIV and a New Feminist Approach for Understanding and Enhancing Women’s Sexual Lives

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Sexual Anxiety Among Women Living with HIV in the Era of Antiretroviral Treatment Suppressing HIV Transmission

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HIV advice in the media: Implications for reinventing subjectivity

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Millions of people are using online dating sites to seek for partners in this era of digital technology. Dating sites are commonly used by people all around the world. There are various risks of

Review on "emotional turn" and emotional geographies in recent western geography

The discipline of geography often presents us with an emotionally barren terrain,leading to spaces ordered solely by rational principles and demarcated according to political,economic or technical

‘Where No-One Can Hear You Scream’: An Analysis of the Potential of ‘Big Data’ for Rural Research in the British Context

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A sexualities perspective in a theory of network society is argued for for how information technologies mediate the negotiation of identity and risk in connection with sexual practice and HIV prevention in e-dating.

Privacy and Disclosure of Hiv in interpersonal Relationships: A Sourcebook for Researchers and Practitioners

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Challenges in researching life with HIV/AIDS: an intersectional analysis of black African migrants in London

  • L. Doyal
  • Sociology
    Culture, health & sexuality
  • 2009
Findings from three studies of Black African migrants living with HIV in London are presented, using an intersectional approach to examine the similarities and the differences between the experiences of heterosexual women, heterosexual men and gay and/or bisexual men.

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In London, HIV-positive gay men appear to meet casual UAI partners of the same status through the Internet – which presents a risk for STI transmission – online rather than offline.

The challenges to intimacy and sexual relationships for gay men in HIV serodiscordant relationships: a pilot study.

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