108N, 1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs
  • February 22, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Speaker: Hannah Kia, Lupina Research Associate Fellow and PhD Candidate at DLSPH
Discussant: Fritz Luther Pino, SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, Social Justice Education Department, OISE

Despite growing scholarly interest in accounting for and examining the social conditions of older gay men, particularly those living with HIV, the literature on this population’s contemporary experiences with health systems continues to be limited. In light of the systemic barriers this group encounters at the intersection of non-heteronormative ageing and HIV stigma, most notably in experiences of seeking and receiving care across health settings, this gap in the literature merits attention.

Accordingly, in this seminar I present the preliminary findings of a qualitative study intended to generate insight on health care as a site of subjugation and resistance among older gay men living with HIV. Drawing on the care-seeking and care-receiving accounts of 16 Toronto-based HIV-positive gay men over the age of 49, I specifically focus on highlighting the contextual factors involved in shaping the realities of subjugation and resistance, particularly within health settings, for those in this group.

Please note: This event is free, but registration is recommended. Refreshments will be provided.