HIV Prevention in Babati, Tanzania: Another Imperialistic Project in a Lost Continent

This report is an evaluation of how international policies on HIV prevention can be understood through a postcolonial perspective and how these prevention strategies are mirrored nationally and locally in Babati, Tanzania. To get familiarity with these aims I have focused on UNAIDS and the US’ government policies to get a sense of where the international discourse about HIV prevention stands. My empirical data in Babati is gathered by semi-structural interviews with people who work with HIV prevention. I have used Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s knowledge of Third World women, along with Jenny Kitzinger theory about women in HIV discourses and Karen M Booth’s view of how international policies want to empower women to lower their risk of HIV infection. To aid my analysis I’ve aimed at 3 notions that are recurring in the HIV prevention discourse, they’re: empowerment of women, condom use and sexual behaviour…


1. Introduction
1.2 Purpose and Research Question
2. Earlier HIV Prevention Research
2.1 An Introduction to Feminist Scholars
2.2 Western Feminism in a Non-western World
2.3 Women in HIV Discourses
2.4 Unchangeable Men and International HIV Policies
3. Reflections over Method and Material
3.1 Analytic Tools and Structure
4. Analysis
4.1 International Empowerment of Women
4.2 National Third World Women
4.3 Local Empowerment
4.4 Third World Women and Unchangeable Men
4.5 International Condoms
4.6 National Condoms
4.7 Local Condoms
4.8 Unsafe Condoms for Risky Behaviour
4.9 International Sexual Behaviour
4.10 National Sexual Behaviour
4.11 Local Sexual Behaviour
4.12 International Faithfulness and Local Hopelessness…

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