Medical promise and the recalibration of expectation: hope and HIV treatment engagement in a transitional setting.

@article{Rhodes2009MedicalPA,
  title={Medical promise and the recalibration of expectation: hope and HIV treatment engagement in a transitional setting.},
  author={Tim Rhodes and Sarah Bernays and Katarina Jankovi{\'c} Terzi{\'c}},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1050-9}
}
Globalising discourses of HIV treatment scale-up emphasise a meta-narrative of hope and restitution for the HIV pandemic. Between 2005 and 2007, we undertook qualitative baseline and longitudinal research with people living with HIV/AIDS in the transitional setting of Serbia. We draw here upon the thematic analyses of baseline and prospective interview accounts of 20 individuals. These describe a condition of pervasive treatment insecurity, characterised by the inconsistent availability of… CONTINUE READING