Caught in transition: the struggle to live a 'normal' life with HIV in Tanzania.

@article{Mattes2014CaughtIT,
  title={Caught in transition: the struggle to live a 'normal' life with HIV in Tanzania.},
  author={Dominik Mattes},
  journal={Medical anthropology},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={270-87}
}
According to global health discourses, antiretroviral treatment (ART) enables ever more people living with HIV to resume a 'normal' life: a return to health and the reconstruction of social relations. Based on 15 months of fieldwork in Tanga, Tanzania, I explore the extent to which patients 'on the ground' have experienced the shift of HIV from an acute and rapidly deteriorating condition to a 'normal chronic' condition. Drawing on semistructured interviews and participant observation in… CONTINUE READING

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