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Living with HIV and ARVs: Three-Letter Lives

Living with HIV and ARVs: Three-Letter Lives

by C. Squire

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This book explores the possibilities and difficulties of living with HIV and ARVs, or antiretroviral treatment, today. It draws on HIV-positive people's stories from both the UK and the South African epidemics and offers a deep understanding of the continuing difficulties of living with HIV and the effective strategies for coping that have evolved.

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ISBN-13: 9781349329397
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Corinne Squire is Professor of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London, UK. Her research interests are in HIV and citizenship, subjectivities and culture, and narrative research. Her publications include HIV in South Africa: HIV technologies in international perspective (with Davis) and Doing Narrative Research (with Andrews and Tamboukou).

Table of Contents

PART I: LIVING WITH HIV IN THE TREATMENT POSSIBILITY ERA 1. Why the Three Letters Matter 2. From HIV's Exceptionalism to HIV's Particularity PART II: BEING NATURALISED, BEING LEFT BEHIND 3. Being Naturalised 4. When the Drugs Do Work: The Medicalised HIV Citizen 5. A Long-Term Condition: HIV's Normalisation 6. Investing in the Pandemic: the Marketised HIV Citizen 7. Being Left Behind PART III: 'LIVING ON' AND 'LIVING WITH' HIV: THE PARTICULARITIES OF EPIDEMICS 8. 'Living On': Three-Letter Lives in the UK 9. 'Living With' HIV: Three-Letter Lives in South Africa 10. Hopeful Futures, Inertial Histories and the Complex Present

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