African Immigrant Women and HIV: Perspectives of Care and Support

African Immigrant Women and HIV: Perspectives of Care and Support

Care and support are key issues for a group of immigrant women of African heritage living with HIV. The women’s group meeting at the Sexuality Education Resource Centre MB (SERC) explored these through a community-based research project. From observations of and discussions in the group, and in-depth interviews we learned about the complex lived experiences and rich perspectives of these women. These fact sheets concern the encounters with healthcare, social care services, the role of the women’s group in their live, and stigma as an experience that underpin these encounters.

African immigrant women and HIV – CBR Introduction

African immigrant Women and HIV – Encounters with the Healthcare System

African immigrant women and HIV – Perspectives on Social Care Services

African immigrant women and HIV – Encounters with the Child Welfare System 

African immigrant women and HIV – The Women’s Group

African immigrant women and HIV – Stigma, Gender and HIV (non-)disclosure 

We also discussed about religiosity and religious communities, families in Winnipeg and elsewhere, motherhood, and women’s sexuality and intimacy as other dimensions in their understanding of care and support.