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Revista Estudos Feministas

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CARVALHAES, Flávia Fernandes de  and  TEIXEIRA FILHO, Fernando Silva. Life stories of HIV+ women activists: changes and permanency. Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.2, pp.377-398. ISSN 0104-026X.

In these acknowledgment years, AIDS has obliged us to denaturalize social and cultural questions historically built, and that are part of the signs, rules and codes that mark out the society structure and organization, imposing other views and new perspectives towards the complex questions related to gender, bodies and culture. Taking this into consideration, this research was carried out with four HIV+ women activists in the AIDS movement with the objective of apprehending their conceptions about AIDS, the vulnerability contexts that made their infection possible, their vulnerabilities towards the reinfection, and changes and permanency in the affective-conjugal and motherhood fields, from the disease and activism experience.

Keywords : AIDS; Gender; Activism.

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