Birth in the age of aids is an important and beautifully written ethnography of women dealing with hiv aids in india van hollen delves into the life stories and narratives of young hiv positive mothers illuminating the lived nature of the epidemic as well as the intricate workings of gender and family sexuality biomedicine stigma and . Birth in the age of aids women reproduction and hiv aids in india posted by robert clay deputy assistant administrator birth in the age of aids takes the reader on a very personal journey of the experiences birth in the age of aids book review hiv aids india women. Cecilia van hollen birth in the age of aids women reproduction and hiv aids in india stanford stanford university press 2013 288pp stanford stanford university press 2013 288pp this important book is about the enormous challenges women with hiv aids face as they become mothers and struggle to ensure good health for their children. Birth in the age of aids is a vivid and poignant portrayal of the experiences of hiv positive women in india during pregnancy birth and motherhood at the beginning of the 21st century the government of india together with global health organizations established an important public health initiative to prevent hiv transmission from mother to child. Book review birth in the age of aids women reproduction and hiv aids in india birth in the age of aids covers a lot of ground for instance chapter 2 provides a comprehensive overview of how aids took hold in india and government and organizational responses to its spread it is worth reading the book in detail for her
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