HIV, Sex and Sexuality in Later Life

Edited by Mark Henrickson, Casey Charles, Shiv Ganesh, Sulaimon Giwa, Kan Diana Kwok and Tetyana Semigina

Published

Nov 7, 2022

Page count

232 pages

Series

Sex and Intimacy in Later Life

ISBN

978-1447361978

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Nov 7, 2022

Page count

232 pages

Series

Sex and Intimacy in Later Life

ISBN

978-1447361985

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
HIV, Sex and Sexuality in Later Life

Following the development of anti-retroviral therapies (ARVs), many people affected by HIV in the 1980s and 1990s have now been living with the condition for decades.

Drawing on perspectives from leading scholars in Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK and the US, as well as research from India and Kenya, this book explores the experiences of sex and sexuality in individuals and groups living with HIV in later life (50+). Contributions consider the impacts of stigma, barriers to intimacy, physiological sequelae, long-term care, undetectability, pleasure and biomedical prevention (TasP and PrEP).

With increasing global availability of ARVs and ageing populations, this book offers essential future directions, practical applications and implications for both policy and research.

Mark Henrickson is Professor of Social Work at Massey University, New Zealand.

Casey Charles is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Montana, USA.

Shiv Ganesh is Professor of Communications Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Sulaimon Giwa is Assistant Professor of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Kan Diana KWOK 郭勤 is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling at The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Tetyana Semigina is Professor in the Department of Social Work and Applied Psychology at the Academy of Labour, Social Relations and Tourism, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Series Editors’ Introduction - Paul Reynolds, Paul Simpson, Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Foreword: Dare We Hope for the Erotic: HIV/AIDS, Sexuality and Ageing - OmiSoore H. Dryden

Introduction - Mark Henrickson, Casey Charles, Shiv Ganesh, Sulaimon Giwa, Diana Kwok, Tetyana Semigina

Part 1: Women

1. Trajectories of Women Living with HIV in Switzerland - Vanessa Fargnoli

2. Beyond the Biomedical: HIV as a Barrier to Intimacy for Older Women Living with HIV in the United Kingdom - Jacqueline Stevenson

3. ‘Everyone is on Their Own and Nobody Needs Us’: Women Ageing with HIV in Ukraine - Tetyana Semigina, Tetiana Yurochko, Yulia Stopolyanska

Part 2: Gay and Bisexual Men

4. Gay Men living with HIV Aged Over 50 and Chemsex: Sociality and the Rediscovery of Pleasure in Times of ‘Undetectability’ - Cesare Di Feliciantonio

5. Freed from Fear: Recovering Lost Human Connection Through the Use of PrEP – A Case Study - Jacek Kolodziej

6. Gay Men, HIV, and Sexuality: An Auto-ethnographic Reflection on Cultural Change in Aotearoa New Zealand - Michael Stevens

7. Sexual Prejudice and HIV Stigma of Older Chinese Gay Men with HIV: A Hong Kong Case Study - Barry Man Wai Lee 李文偉

Part 3: Intersectional Lives, Multiple Stigmas

8. Long-Term Survival a Long Way Away: A Gay American finds his HIV Community in Nairobi - Casey Charles

9. Unspoken Truths of a Sexual and Gender Diverse Bangladeshi - Kanamik Kani Khan

10. From Sex to Support: Sanjeevani’s Ageing Founders Turn a CBO into a Magic Family in Mumbai - Casey Charles