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Triangle Project Triangle Project Presentation Transcript

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