Rethinking gender, heterosexual men, and women's vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

  title={Rethinking gender, heterosexual men, and women's vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.},
  author={Jenny A. Higgins and Susie Hoffman and Shari L. Dworkin},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={100 3},
Most HIV prevention literature portrays women as especially vulnerable to HIV infection because of biological susceptibility and men's sexual power and privilege. Conversely, heterosexual men are perceived as active transmitters of HIV but not active agents in prevention. Although the women's vulnerability paradigm was a radical revision of earlier views of women in the epidemic, mounting challenges undermine its current usefulness. We review the etiology and successes of the paradigm as well… CONTINUE READING

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