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HIV and Women
Olivia Barnes is a third-year history student at the University of Exeter and is currently researching for my undergraduate dissertation which is on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the UK. Her project aims to explore how women experienced the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United Kingdom throughout the 1980s, into the 1990s and up to the present day.
The project wishes to situate women within the context of the disease and highlight their relationship with the epidemic – much of the existing narrative focuses on homosexual men. The dissertation therefore aims to understand the female experience in isolation to the male one and work towards women's histories about the crisis being written, published and understood.
If you feel you may be
able to provide insight via oral history into the lived experience
of women with HIV/AIDS from your own experiences you can contact
Olivia at Oab212@exeter.ac.uk.
Your experiences can be provided entirely anonymously if you wish.
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