In between Life and Death

Decision-making of HIV+ Mothers in Lesotho

By Lena Kroeker

This book recounts the stories of 30 expectant mothers living with HIV in Lesotho, and how they made decisions during an uncertain time. Social concerns - such as poverty, familial disruption, limited opportunities, and early infant care - are present during a time "in between life and death." Medical and non-medical solutions are found to make this life-changing event a success. Familial care, medical counseling, and ritual practices were combined, yet there were often conflicting demands. In between Life and Death is about the navigation of such conflicts. (Series: Contributions to the Africa Research / Beitrage zur Afrikaforschung - Vol. 61) [Subject: Sociology, Women's Studies, African Studies, Healthcare]


Publication Date: 6/25/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643906403