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Butler, Shane and Woods, Marguerite (1992) Drugs, HIV and Ireland: responses to women in Dublin. In: AIDS: women, drugs and social care. London: Falmer , pp. 51-69.

The advent of HIV disease signalled the need for services that were responsive to new and different needs of client groups within the existing health and social care provision systems. This book sought to document some aspects of women's experience of HIV disease and did so by drawing upon interview data collected in several countries. Chapter 4 presented the findings from the study carried out in Dublin. The economic and social conditions in Ireland were explained, and social behaviour and policy decisions were set within their specific cultural context. Information was gathered during May 1989 by means of two semi-structured discussion groups with carers for HIV-positive women and HIV-positive women themselves. Individual interviews with three HIV-positive women and the sister of a woman who had recently died of an AIDS-related illness were also conducted. The typical HIV-positive woman in Dublin at the end of the 1980s was described by the authors as young, from a working-class background, having contracted the virus either through sexual relationships with drug-using men, or from injecting drugs herself.

Item Type:Book Section
Call No:GH16.12.2, TE10, VH4.2 Dublin
Page Range:pp. 51-69
Place of Publication:London
Keywords:addiction, HIV infection, addiction, AOD use, mother, single mother, Ireland, social support, contraception, Dublin, condom use, intravenous drug user
Accession Number:HRB 444 (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
T Demographic characteristics > Woman (women / female)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use

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