Sexual Health Through Education
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.
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.