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"Standing in the Fire:" Experiences of HIV positive Black African migrants and refugees living in New Zealand
The University of Aukland - Group Projects (2011)
  • Cynthia Poindexter, PhD, Fordham University
  • Christa Fouché, PhD
  • Mark Hendrickson, PhD, Massey University
  • Kay Scott
  • Derek B Brown, Sacred Heart University
  • Christina Horsford
Abstract
HIV-positive, Black African migrants and refugees present as a growing interest in Aotearoa New Zealand. A qualitative project explored the lived experiences and social service needs of affected or at-risk Black African migrants, refugees and their family members in New Zealand. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 HIV-positive Black African migrants between July and August 2010. One of the main themes that emerged from the data is HIV-related stigma and the profound ways it affects participants’ lives - including the ways they access care for HIV disease. Another major theme relates to participants’ courage, integrity and their challenge of stigma.
Keywords
  • New Zealand,
  • Africa,
  • medical care,
  • refugees,
  • migrants. HIV/AIDS,
  • qualitative research
Publication Date
January 1, 2011
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Citation Information
Cynthia Poindexter, Christa Fouché, Mark Hendrickson, Kay Scott, et al.. ""Standing in the Fire:" Experiences of HIV positive Black African migrants and refugees living in New Zealand" The University of Aukland - Group Projects (2011)
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