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Men's moralising discourses on gender and HIV risk in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-20 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T17:15:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T17:15:20Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1862
dc.description.abstract Various interventions have resulted in increased rates of HIV testing. However, remains a challenge. In this study, we examine men's perspectives on navigating HIV risk in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Qualitative interviews were conducted at four intervals over a three-year time period with a baseline cohort of 126 men and women. We found that men navigated HIV risk in their sexual relationships mainly by monitoring their partner's behaviour. Men expressed concerns about female respectability, invoking discourses on hlonipha rooted in Zulu cultural ideals and Christian ideals about women staying close to home. In the post-apartheid era, these concerns were inflected by anxieties over changing gender norms and the high rates and risks of infection in the region. HIV prevention discourses on behaviour intersected with men's efforts to assert their masculinity through the monitoring and controlling of women's behaviour. The potential negative impacts of this should be addressed. Prevention efforts need to focus on men's vulnerability to infection in terms of their own behaviour as well as the contexts in which they live. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject RELATIONSHIPS en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Men's moralising discourses on gender and HIV risk in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber SPAIAA en
dc.Volume June en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Culture, Health & Sexuality en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Abingdon, United Kingdom en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8735 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7481 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mindry, D.L., Knight, L. & Van Rooyen, H. (2015) Men's moralising discourses on gender and HIV risk in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. <i>Culture, Health & Sexuality</i>. June:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mindry, D.L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Knight, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Van Rooyen, H. en


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