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Triangle Project

  1. 1. What does VCT’s have to do with Women who have sex with women? Lesbian/wsw invisibility perpetuates social vulnerability
  2. 2. Understanding risks holistically <ul><li>Social gatherings </li></ul><ul><li>Whom do you sleep with and why? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Clit-on” – mapping intimate relationships </li></ul><ul><li>(we are sexual beings …spiritual, social, political, economic context all feed into our choices) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The shadows that follows us? <ul><li>The social nature of HIV requires that prevention models for behavior change shifts from the individualistic and information driven </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-dimensional models – includes empowerment & community mobilisation </li></ul><ul><li>An ‘unexpected drama” - Group of 5 women amongst the audience fighting (20 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Courts of women” – personal autonomy and collective responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Leading question - Are lesbians at risk for HIV infection? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Barriers to prevent <ul><li>Know your status – getting women to test </li></ul><ul><li>The things that stand between us – dental dams, lube, condoms etc – not user friendly – popularising ways to play safe </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge, information – whose words do we use? </li></ul><ul><li>Interdependence between care giving and care receiving - “I need to eat to – why are you not concerned with that” </li></ul>

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