Experiences of people living with HIV

Squire, Corinne and Daniel, Lumka (2009) ‘Experiences of people living with HIV’, in HIV in South Africa 25 Years On: Psychosocial Perspectives. Springer, pp. 255-272.

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This chapter reviews research on experiences of people living with HIV in South Africa, and suggests that in addition, poetry, fiction, visual arts, music, autobiography and documentary are crucial to understanding HIV experiences (Cameron, 2005; Dangaremgba, 1996; Health and Development Africa/Soul City, 2007). Research on HIV experience needs to include, not just statistical and qualitative studies, but also writing and images by and about people with faces and names whose lives have been changed by the epidemic. The chapter adopts ‘experience’s broadest meaning: that of practical acquaintanceship with an object, event or phenomenon.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Citation: Daniel, L. and Squire, C. 2009. Experiences of people living with HIV. InnP.Rohleder, L.Swartz, S.Kalichman, L.SImbayi and E. Cameron (eds) HIV in South Africa 25 Years On: Psychosocial Perspectives.
Divisions: Schools > Law and Social Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Corinne Squire
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 17:17
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 16:15
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1152

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