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HIV StoriesThe Archaeology of AIDS Writing in France, 1985-1988$
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Jean Pierre Boulé

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235682

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313288

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Laygues: The Ambiguity in Witnessing

Laygues: The Ambiguity in Witnessing

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(p.31) 1 Laygues: The Ambiguity in Witnessing
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HIV Stories
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235682.003.0002

This chapter examines the book Sida, Témoignage sur la vie et la mort de Martin by Hélène Laygues. It explains that this book offers an account of witnessing by a woman whose husband contracted AIDS and it was published in 1985. It discusses the organization of the book and highlights some of the misconceptions about HIV infection in France during the early 1980s. This chapter discusses Laygues's imposition of her own values and boundaries on homosexual men in this book.

Keywords:   Hélène Laygues, AIDS, HIV infection, France, homosexual men

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