ANITA MANHICA Meghan Durniam, Ashley Austin Keeney, and Ann Reid Professor Dennis Bozyk and Professor Ernest Nolan ENG/HIS 4210 HB: Time and Literature/Global AIDS June 9, 2008 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa By: Stephanie Nolan Anita’s Story Married husband Azarias Mateusse, gold miner Late teens Azarias, would return home every year or two 1985, two small children Wife number two, Alba, 12 1993, wife number three, Garcinda, 23 1999, Azarias, ill Sex with no discussion Accused Anita In 2000, Azarias, dead at 42 Anita moves back home 2004, becomes ill Interview Few weeks to live In the end. . . Unable to protect herself Increase of risk Could not refuse Death shortly after interview Experience 28, one for each million infected with HIV/AIDS Author’s explanations Group’s explanations Why Anita’s Experience is Important Urgency Choices Face on the Reflection disease Strength Personal Not just a story Cultural and social practices How the government had failed Anita Leadership Medication Corruption United States Lack of resources Poverty Education Impact AIDS affects every aspect of life Consuming Unchanging Death Understanding Girls and women, 15-24, 2.5 times more likely to be infected with HIV/AIDS than males of the same age Global Campaign for Microbicides Coalitionof organizations HIV prevention methods Controlled by women Vaccine Prevent Not protect Prevention Condom use enforced Common thought, no need in a martial relationship Microbicides 1990’s Chemical for women Used hours or days before Kills HIV Why not made yet? Money Development Mass produce drug Affordability Government Involvement International Partnership for Develop drugs and potential Microbicides microbicides Money from government Low cost Charitable foundations Large quantity Money from pharmaceutical High-risk areas companies Pharmaceutical research and licensing Bill Gates 2006 International AIDS Conference Millions for research Microbicides What Now? Candidates Target HIV Interrupt life cycle Virus and cells Attachment Vaginal ring Unknown to partner Until Then. . . Drug development/many years Testing is 2-3 years Clinical trial testing Safe and effective prevention for women Readings Quote by Zeda Rosenberg “Maybe we put it on the back of Coke trucks with a health-care provider to go with them.” Reference Nolen, S. (2007). 28 stories of AIDS in Africa. New York: Walker Publishing Company, INC.
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