HIV/AIDS and the Gendering of Stigma in Tamil Nadu, South India

  title={HIV/AIDS and the Gendering of Stigma in Tamil Nadu, South India},
  author={Cecilia Coale Van Hollen},
  journal={Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry},
Drawing on the seminal theoretical work on stigma by Goffman, this article analyzes stigma through the lens of Parker and Aggleton, who call for the joining of Goffman and Foucault to better grasp relationships among stigma, power and social inequality. Studies on the social impact of HIV/AIDS globally have demonstrated that women tend to be blamed for the spread of HIV/AIDS, and as a result, HIV-positive women face greater stigma and discrimination than HIV-positive men. Based on ethnographic… 

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