Stigma, identity and resistance among people living with HIV in South Africa.

@article{Goudge2009StigmaIA,
  title={Stigma, identity and resistance among people living with HIV in South Africa.},
  author={Jane Goudge and Bulelwa Ngoma and Lenore Manderson and Helen Schneider},
  journal={SAHARA J : journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={94-104}
}
AIDS-related stigma can cause delays in testing, poor treatment adherence, and greater numbers of new infections. Existing studies from low- and middle-income countries focus on the negative experiences of stigma, and few document resistance strategies. In this article we document the diverse journeys of people living with HIV in South Africa, through ill health, testing, disclosure, and treatment, and their responses to stigma. The research questions of focus are: Why are some able to resist… CONTINUE READING