Women and HIV/AIDS Summer /Fall 2001
Volume 21, Number 2

by Amy Andrews, June Larkin, Claudia Mitchell, Relebohile Moletsane, Esther Tharao 3

Framing the Issues Stacked Against Us: HIV/AIDS Statistics and Women
by Charlotte Loppie and Jacqueline Gahagan 6

Grandmothers Called Out of Retirement: The Challenges for African Women Facing aids Today
by Njoki N. Wane and Edna Kavuma 10

Le VIH/SIDA au féminin: Impact du diagnostic de séropositivité sur les Conditions de vie des femmes hétérosexuelles du Québec
par Marie-Céline Fortin 20

HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal Women in Canada: A Case Study
by Susan Judith Ship and Laura Norton 25

Le gros lot
par Laurette Levy 33

Gender, Youth and HIV Risk
by Nikki Kumar, June Larkin and Claudia Mitchell 35

Sex Trade Workers in Halifax: What Are Their Risks of HIV at Home and at Work?
by Lois Jackson with Carolyn Bennett, Devota Ryan and Barbara Sowinski 44

Réflexions mêlées sur la santé, l'État, les femmes au temps du SIDA
Par Catherine Mavrikakis 49

Creating a Better Life: A Brief Report on a Support Program for Women at Risk for Drug Related Harm
by Carol Roberts, Sharon O Burke, Ron Shore and Penney Lavalley 53

Health Promotion and Education
Changing the Picture: Youth, Gender and HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaigns in South Africa

by Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith 56

Treatment Issues for Women
by Vicci Tallis 63

Bridging the Gap: Integrating HIV Prevention into Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion
by Erin Connell 68

Black Women and HIV/AIDS: Contextualizing their Realities,their Silence, and Proposed Solutions
by Esther Tharao and Notisha Massaquoi 72

Missing Links: Women, Mental Health, and the Need for a New Model of HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Promotion
by Amy Andrews 82

Missing the Message: HIV/AIDS Interventions and Learners in South African Schools
by Robert Morrell, Elaine Unterhalter, Relebohile Moletsane, and Diane Epstein 90

Constrained Choices and Communication: HIV+ Women Accessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine in British Columbia
by Tami Kendall, Chester Morris, and Paula Bratstein 96

Topical Microbicides: A Viable HIV-Prevention Alternative
by the Microbicide Advocacy Group Network (MAG-NET) 103

AIDS and Sex Workers: A Case of Patriarchy Interruptus
by Diane Meaghan 107

Catwoman & Le travail du sexe
par Nathalie LaPlante 111

Northern Women's Health Outreach Project
by Karen O Gorman 113

How Do We Increase the Participation of Young Women in hiv/aids Activism? An Interview with Sisonke Msimang
by Sonja Klinksy 116

Living with HIV/AIDS Counting Pills or Counting on Pills? What HIV+ Women Have to Say About Antiretroviral Therapy
by Jacqueline Gahagan and Charlotte Loppie 118

HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal Women: One Woman's Story
by Catherine Baylis with Brenda Loyie 124

Je m'appelle Imani
par Imani 127

Supportive Housing for Women Living with HIV/AIDS
by Kate Reynolds 129

South Asian Women Living with HIV/AIDS
by the Alliance of South Asian aids Prevention 131

Lettre de moi à vous
par M. 134

The Garden as Memento Mori: Derek Jarman and Jamaica Kingcaid
by Martine Delvaux 135


Poetry sans titre par Micheline Mercier 19
I Remember Your Arms (October 1999)
by Signa A. Daun Shanks 19
by Louise Lane 24
To Imagine Peace
by Joanna M. Weston 31
Mona Lisa Was a Feminist
by Michelle McGrane 40
by Rebekkah Alexander 48
Alas We Were
by Desi Di Nardo 55
Save the Last Dance for Me
by Desi Di Nardo 55
A Brief Moment of Self-Mutilation (February 2000)
by Signa A. Daun Shanks 81
by Erice Jen 89
Being Five
by Jean Chow 102
In Your Hand
by Shawn White 106
Jacob's Angel
by Carol A. Adams 110
by Danielle Maveal 115
by Shirley Adelmen 126
by Camara Brown 133
by Lindsey Soberano 152
The Strap
by Kathleen Kemp Haynes 153
Ladybug Languished
by Desi Di Nardo 153


Historie de Dire
reviewed by Jeanne Maranda 139

The Spinster and the Prophet: Florence Deeks, H. G. Wells, and the Mystery of the Purloined Past
reviewed by Clara Thomas 139

Diary of a European Tour, 1900: Margaret Addison's Sentimental Journey and Education
reviewed by Denise Adele Heaps 140

When Memory Speaks: Exploring the Art of Autobiography
reviewed by Sherrill Cheda 142

Pourquoi je suis chienne de garde
reviewed by Caroline Caron 143

Working in Women's Archives: Researching Women's Private Literature and Archival Documents
reviewed by Barbara Meadowcraft 143

Textura: L'artiste écrivant/The Artist Writing
reviewed by Cindy Stelmackowich 144

Questionnements féministes et méthodologie de la recherché
reviewed by Caroline Caron 146

Si loin des cypress
reviewed by John Stout 147

Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness
reviewed by Stephanie Dickison 147

Women's Untold Stories: Breaking Silence, Talking Back, Voicing Complexity
reviewed by Cheryl Van-Daalen Smith 148

A Personal Calligraphy
reviewed by Janice Andreae 148

Women and Aging: Transcending the Myths
reviewed by Sherrill Cheda 149

Dagmar's Daughter
reviewed by Clara Thomas 150

New Essays on the House of Mirth
reviewed by Sherrill Cheda 151


Becky Trotter,
"First Painting",  acrylic on canvas, 1992.
Courtesy of the artist and the Visual AIDS Archive Project.

Director of Publications and Editor of the People with AIDS Coalition/NY Newsline, Becky Trotter is also a board member of the GNP+/NA, the Global Network of People Living with AIDS, North America. Formerly of Joplin, Missouri, Trotter currently lives in New York City, and has been positive since 1989. Her art serves as a vehicle for the way she feels about being positive when she can t find the words.

Founded in 1988 as a collaboration among artists and professionals, Visual AIDS strives to increase public awareness of AIDS through the visual arts. The organization s two most visible campaigns, Day Without Art and the Red Ribbon, have become international icons of aids awareness. The Visual AIDS Archive Project documents the work of the artists with HIV/AIDS to ensure that their artistic legacy will be preserved, thereby safeguarding their place within art history. The Archive Project also facilitates the creation and presentation of new work and provides practical services to artists with HIV/AIDS, assisting in their pursuit of professional careers.


"The Woman Next Door",  poster. AIDS Committee of Toronto.