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Hivprevention - en rätt(vis) fördelning av statsanslaget?: Diskurser om homo-, bisexuella och andra män som har sex med män
Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to explore how different discourses about risk linked to HIV prevention is likely to affect the decisions on the distribution of state funding for preventive activities aimed at 'men who have sex with men' (MSM). This by making qualitative interviews with principals that have an impact on this decision. Using a discourse analytic approach, based on both theoretical and methodological foundations, I investigate the discursive constructions of risk of HIV linked to certain groups and behaviors. MSM is found in the material placed into two different formations of groups, on one hand by the behavior on the other hand on the basis of identity. The identity position is organized discursively from a “victim” position while MSM provides an "operator" position. MSM is thus incompatible with the victim's position needed to be taken into account in the allocation of HIV prevention funds. On this basis I argue that the impact of heteronormativity, combined with an unwillingness to stigmatize, threatens to make HIV prevention ineffective when it is distributed on a different premise than epidemiological trends.

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2011. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
HIV/AIDS prevention, MSM, LGBT rights, queer theory, biopolitics, heterosexuality, heteronormativity, stigma, homosexuality, RFSL, Discourse Analysis
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Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15673OAI: diva2:505880
Subject / course
Gender Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-02-27 Created: 2012-02-26 Last updated: 2012-02-27Bibliographically approved

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