"We, the AIDS people. . .": how antiretroviral therapy enables Zimbabweans living with HIV/AIDS to cope with stigma.

@article{Campbell2011WeTA,
  title={"We, the AIDS people. . .": how antiretroviral therapy enables Zimbabweans living with HIV/AIDS to cope with stigma.},
  author={Catherine M Campbell and Morten Skovdal and Claudius Madanhire and Owen M. Mugurungi and S Gregson and Constance Anesu Nyamukapa},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={1004-10}
}
We studied the impact of antiretroviral treatment availability on HIV/AIDS stigma through interviews with 118 antiretroviral treatment users, HIV/AIDS caregivers, and nurses in Zimbabwe. Treatment enables positive social and economic participation through which users can begin to reconstruct their shattered sense of social value. However, stigma remains strong, and antiretroviral treatment users remain mired in conflictual symbolic relationships between the HIV/AIDS people and the untested. To… CONTINUE READING
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