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ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2013 Jan-Mar;36(1):42-50. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3182807813.

Redefining gender-based power to move beyond interpersonal approaches to HIV prevention.

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Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA.


Drawing on the recent work of Teitelman et al, this article explores the notion of gender-based power imbalances in the production of HIV risk. It focuses on the need to extend an understanding of gender-based power beyond the interpersonal realm and as a broader social problem, defined collectively within public arenas. The public arenas model is used to explore how gender-based power is currently defined and how its definitions can be expanded. We consider how HIV prevention policy solutions need to extend beyond interpersonal definitions to incorporate conceptions of gender-based power that include how broader social inequalities and power imbalances influence condom negotiations.

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