In between Life and Death

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Lena Kroeker

Decision-making of HIV+ Mothers in Lesotho

ISBN 978-3-643-90640-3
Band-Nr. 61
Jahr 2015
Seiten 334
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This book recounts the stories of thirty expectant mothers
with HIV in Lesotho and how they made decisions during an
uncertain time. Besides social causes for uncertainty such
as poverty, familial disruption, limited opportunities, and
HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, birth and early infant care are 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 counselling and ritual
practices were combined, however, there were often
conflicting demands. This is a book about the avoidance of

Lena Kroeker is a research fellow at the
Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies at the
University of Bayreuth.