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Posting prep: a virtual ethnography of HIV/AIDS prevention, health literacy, and cyberbiopolitics

ContributorsDeml, Michaelorcid
Defense date2016
Abstract

This bottom-up, virtual ethnographic approach in analyzing the Facebook Group PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention and Sex provides for a more holistic awareness of PrEP users as stakeholders in HIV/AIDS prevention. I seek to add qualitative data to the PrEP literature by focusing on how users and those interested in PrEP are discussing it within this virtual community. The questions guiding this study will therefore be: What purpose does this Facebook group serve? How do its members talk about PrEP and HIV/AIDS prevention? What themes are present in users' posts and discussion forums? How does this group work to promote health literacy pertaining to PrEP, HIV prevention, and sex? What can this particular Facebook group reveal about PrEP users' and advocates' roles in the biopolitics of HIV/AIDS prevention?

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Keywords
  • HIV
  • PrEP
  • Social sciences
  • Prevention
  • Virtual ethnography
Citation (ISO format)
DEML, Michael. Posting prep: a virtual ethnography of HIV/AIDS prevention, health literacy, and cyberbiopolitics. 2016.
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