Dr. Parikh’s research focuses on gender, sexuality, sexual health, HIV, and inequalities, particularly in Uganda East Africa. She recently completed a 4-year, comparative project examining married women’s risk for HIV as a result of men’s infidelity funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Parikh’s collaborating investigators conducted research in Mexico, Vietnam, Nigeria, and Papua New Guinea. Findings from this project are published in the American Journal of Public Health and in a co-authored book from 2010, entitled The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV.
Her forthcoming book, Regulating Romance: Youth Sexuality and Moral Anxiety in Uganda’s Time of AIDS examines how HIV and other interventions intended to “protect” youth have transformed local landscapes in ways that may have unexpectedly created new avenues for risk for young people.