Lost the feel for the game: meanings of onset and diagnosis of AIDS dementia for significant others.

@article{Kelly2010LostTF,
  title={Lost the feel for the game: meanings of onset and diagnosis of AIDS dementia for significant others.},
  author={Angela M. Kelly},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          531-40
        }
}
The onset and diagnosis of AIDS dementia marks a new dimension to living with HIV, an aspect few imagine or are equipped for. As a result of the profound changes that AIDS dementia makes to the ways the person with HIV acts, the life of significant others is similarly altered. Drawing on the metaphor of "the game" from Bourdieu's work on habitus, I explore how the onset and subsequent diagnosis of AIDS dementia comes to signify for significant others a moment in which life is permanently… CONTINUE READING
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