TITLE

(Un)touchability: Disclosure and the Ethics of Loss

AUTHOR(S)
Armendinger, Brent
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Medical Humanities;Sep2009, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p173
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this lyrical essay, I attempt to unravel the complexity behind new modes of HIV prevention and the rise of segregation among people of different antibody status in queer communities. In particular, I question the ease with which disclosure of HIV status is equated with safe sex. Because disclosure often reproduces the power dynamics of confession, I try to imagine an ethics of reciprocity in bearing witness. The essay is perforated by poetic fragments, the way all bodies are perforated, infected or not.
ACCESSION #
43811378

 

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