Rural black women's agency within intimate partnerships amid the South African HIV epidemic

@article{Thege2009RuralBW,
  title={Rural black women's agency within intimate partnerships amid the South African HIV epidemic},
  author={Britta Thege},
  journal={African Journal of AIDS Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={8},
  pages={455 - 464}
}
  • Britta Thege
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • African Journal of AIDS Research
In a particular way, the HIV pandemic exposes the prevailing gender relations and the definitions of male and female gender roles, both in intimate relationships and in the wider society. The HIV pandemic reveals the contradictions between women's legal rights and the persistence of women's cultural and sexual subordination. It reflects the impact of poverty, gender roles, culture and religion. Although HIV and AIDS cuts across class, South African rural black women's infection risk seems… Expand
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