‘Standing in the Fire’: Experiences of HIV positive Black African migrants and refugees living in New Zealand
HIV-positive, Black African migrants and refugees present as a growing interest in Aotearoa New Zealand. A qualitative project explored the lived experiences and social service needs of affected or at-risk Black African migrants, refugees and their family members in New Zealand. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 HIV-positive Black African migrants between July and August 2010. One of the main themes that emerged from the data is HIV-related stigma and the profound ways it affects participants’ lives - including the ways they access care for HIV disease. Another major theme relates to participants’ courage, integrity and their challenge of stigma.
Poindexter, Cynthia PhD; Fouché, Christa PhD; Hendrickson, Mark PhD; Scott, Kay; Brown, Derek B.; and Horsford, Christina, "‘Standing in the Fire’: Experiences of HIV positive Black African migrants and refugees living in New Zealand" (2011). School of Social Work Faculty Publications. 15.