Seeing Red: HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada

Edited by Suzanne Hindmarch, Michael Orsini, and Marilou Gagnon

© 2018

What does it mean to think of HIV/AIDS policy in a critical manner? Seeing Red offers the first critical analysis of HIV/AIDS policy in Canada. Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, this collection highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who look ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with HIV/AIDS and Canadian society.

In addition to representing a diversity of voices and perspectives, Seeing Red reflects on historical responses to HIV/AIDS in Canada. Among the specific issues addressed are the over-representation of Indigenous peoples among those living with HIV, the criminalization of HIV, and barriers to health and support services, particularly as experienced by vulnerable and marginalized populations. The editors and contributors seek to show that Canada has been neither uniquely compassionate nor proactive when it comes to supporting those living with HIV/AIDS. Instead, this remains a critical area of public policy, one fraught with challenges as well as possibilities.

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Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, Seeing Red highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who think ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with the condition.

Seeing Red: HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada

Edited by Suzanne Hindmarch, Michael Orsini, and Marilou Gagnon

© 2018

What does it mean to think of HIV/AIDS policy in a critical manner? Seeing Red offers the first critical analysis of HIV/AIDS policy in Canada. Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, this collection highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who look ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with HIV/AIDS and Canadian society.

In addition to representing a diversity of voices and perspectives, Seeing Red reflects on historical responses to HIV/AIDS in Canada. Among the specific issues addressed are the over-representation of Indigenous peoples among those living with HIV, the criminalization of HIV, and barriers to health and support services, particularly as experienced by vulnerable and marginalized populations. The editors and contributors seek to show that Canada has been neither uniquely compassionate nor proactive when it comes to supporting those living with HIV/AIDS. Instead, this remains a critical area of public policy, one fraught with challenges as well as possibilities.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Bringing together an eclectic range of voices, Seeing Red's collection of often provocative articles confronts key contemporary issues facing people living with AIDS in our relationships with the neoliberal state, the AIDS service industry and our own unruly bodies."


    Tim McCaskell is a founding member of AIDS ACTION NOW! and author of 'Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism'

    "Seeing Red is a major contribution to the field of HIV policy analysis and critical praxis. The foremost contribution of the editors and their impressive range of contributors is to consider HIV policy in the contemporary Canadian context, through the lens of critical or interpretive social science inquiry."


    Michael J. Prince, Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, University of Victoria
  • Author Information

    Suzanne Hindmarch is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick.


    Michael Orsini is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.


    Marilou Gagnon is Associate Professor at the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements 

    Introduction 
    Michael Orsini, Suzanne Hindmarch & Marilou Gagnon

    Part 1. Systems
    Chapter 1. The Rights Response is (Still) Required: Preserving the Human Rights Core of HIV Exceptionalism in pursuing the End of AIDS 
    Richard Elliott

    Chapter 2. HIV Criminalization as “Risk Management”: On the Importance of Structural Stigma 
    Marilou Gagnon & Christine Vézina

    Chapter 3. Institutionalizing Risk in the “daddy-state”: Carceral Spaces as HIV Risk Environments 
    Jennifer M. Kilty

    Chapter 4. We Are Still Sick but We Look Cured! The Iatrogenic Effects of HIV Public Health Policy on HIV Positive Gay Men 
    Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

    Part 2. Services
    Chapter 5. Aging Without A Net: Policy Barriers Facing Older Adults Living With HIV in Canada
    Kate Murzin & Charles Furlotte

    Chapter 6. Evaluation Policy at AIDS Service Organizations: Managing Multiple Accountabilities 
    Nicole Greenspan

    Chapter 7. Living and Aging with HIV: Tiptoeing through a Pan-Canadian Policy Maze 
    Ron Rosenes

    Chapter 8. Charting the Course: Exploring HIV, Employment and Income Security through an Episodic Disability Lens 
    Wendy Porch & Tammy C. Yates

    Part 3. Populations
    Chapter 9. Governing Participation: A Critical Analysis of International and Canadian Texts Promoting the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV & AIDS 
    Alex McClelland, Adrian Guta & Nicole Greenspan

    Chapter 10. What a Mess!  Viewing Trans Women Living with HIV as Managers of Policy Mess 
    Natalie Duchesne

    Chapter 11. “Good Medicine”: Decolonizing HIV Policy for Indigenous Women in Canada 
    Tracey Prentice, Doris Peltier, Elizabeth Benson, Kerrigan Johnson, Kecia Larkin, Krista Shore & Renée Masching

    Chapter 12. Do it in a Good Way: Recommendations for Research and Policy in Indigenous Communities Aging with HIV/AIDS 
    Chelsea Gabel, Randy Jackson & Chaneesa Ryan

    Chapter 13. On the Experience of Pregnancy:  Stories of HIV-Positive Refugee Women in Canada  
    Teresa Chulach, Marilou Gagnon & Dave Holmes

    Chapter 14. HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection: Pathways to Care, Pathways to Advocacy: A Conversation with Colleen Price 
    Colleen Price

    Chapter 15. AIDS Activism: Remembering Resistance Versus Socially Organized Forgetting 
    Gary Kinsman

    Conclusion 
    Suzanne Hindmarch, Michael Orsini & Marilou Gagnon