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What do HIV-positive women in Nigeria face as they seek meaningful lives with a deeply discrediting disease? Kathryn A. Rhine uncovers the skillful ways women defuse concerns about their wellbeing and the ability to maintain their households. Rhine shows how this ethic of concealment involves masking their diagnosis, unfaithful husbands, and unsupportive families while displaying their beauty, generosity, and vitality. As Rhine observes, collusion with counselors and support group leaders to deflect stigma, secure respectability, and find love features prominently in the lives of ordinary women who hope for a brighter future as the HIV epidemic continues to expand.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half title, Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Things Unseen
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. 1. First Loves
  2. pp. 29-53
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  1. 2. Twice Married
  2. pp. 54-76
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  1. 3. Dilemmas of Disclosure
  2. pp. 77-102
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  1. 4. Intimate Ethics
  2. pp. 103-129
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  1. 5. Hope
  2. pp. 130-153
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  1. Conclusion: Evidence and Substance
  2. pp. 154-166
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 167-178
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 179-190
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-198
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253021519
Related ISBN
9780253021311
MARC Record
OCLC
947618440
Pages
218
Launched on MUSE
2016-05-25
Language
English
Open Access
No
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