From closet to heterotopia: a conceptual exploration of disclosure and 'passing' among heterosexuals living with HIV.

@article{Persson2008FromCT,
  title={From closet to heterotopia: a conceptual exploration of disclosure and 'passing' among heterosexuals living with HIV.},
  author={Asha Persson and Wendy Richards},
  journal={Culture, health & sexuality},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={73-86}
}
This paper explores how experiences of disclosure and passing among heterosexuals living with HIV in Australia can be meaningfully conceptualised beyond therapeutic discourses and habitual metaphors. It engages in a dialogue between qualitative research material, HIV disclosure literature and theory. It is first argued that an emphasis on the therapeutic value of disclosure in much of the literature obscures the complexities of HIV stigma as socially produced and lived. Next, the paper… CONTINUE READING

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