HIVE’s Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar talks with Dr. Angela Kaida, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences/Global Health Epidemiologist, Simon Fraser University, in Durban, South Africa, about her work in Canada, Uganda, and South Africa, and about women’s issues in these countries. Dr. Kaida also discusses her work on the AYAZAZI study, which is a multidisciplinary research study with the primary aim of trying to understand what risk looks like for young people.
Dr. Kaida talks about the meaning of reproductive rights:
“Each person has agency, each person should have the right, to build and create the family that they want to create… part of that, to me, means being able to have children when, if, and how you want to have children, or not having children when and if you don’t want to have children. You should have the information, the services, the support, the AGENCY to be able to do that.”
Yamini and Dr. Kaida discuss the need to normalize sex, talk about sex, and be sex positive.
Dr. Kaida says that,
“You can be a[n HIV] positive person and still have healthy sexuality.”