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“The VIHsibilité Project”: HIV-positive people in the Québec press and community responses

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“The VIHsibilité Project”: HIV-positive people in the Québec press and community responses

Mensah, M.N., Waugh, Thomas, Lavoie, R., Dumas, J., Bernier, M., Garneau, M.J., Giroux, C. and Otis, J. (2008) “The VIHsibilité Project”: HIV-positive people in the Québec press and community responses. AIDS Care, 20 (5). pp. 596-600. ISSN 0954-0121

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540120701867164

Abstract

The VIHsibilité Project is a community-based action-research initiative that examines newspaper coverage of HIV/AIDS issues in Québec from 1988 to 2004. Using standard qualitative research methods, and in consultation with an advisory committee of people directly impacted by HIV/AIDS news coverage, the project discerns trends in reporting on HIV/AIDS and undertakes discursive content analysis of these, aiming to better understand in what normative ways seropositive people are represented in print media, and, ultimately, to reduce the stigma attendant upon HIV infection. Preliminary findings include indications that seropositive women tend to be represented markedly differently from men in the news.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Mensah, M.N. and Waugh, Thomas and Lavoie, R. and Dumas, J. and Bernier, M. and Garneau, M.J. and Giroux, C. and Otis, J.
Journal or Publication:AIDS Care
Date:2008
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1080/09540120701867164
ID Code:977220
Deposited By: ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:01 May 2013 18:51
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:44
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