Navigating Aging, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS

Sanyu Mojola, an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, discusses the intersection of aging, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. She studies how societies produce health and illness and is especially interested in understanding social processes, mechanisms and patterns of social organization that lead to health inequities on many fronts.

Much of Mojola’s work is focused on the AIDS epidemics in Kenya, South Africa and the United States. She has written “Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Women in the Age of AIDS” and “Race, Health, and Inequality: Producing an HIV Epidemic in the Shadow of the Capitol.” She is the principal investigator of a new NIH R01grant on aging with AIDS in rural South Africa.