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Living with HIV and ARVs

Three-Letter Lives

Authors: Squire, C.

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This book explores the possibilities and difficulties of living with HIV and ARVs, or antiretroviral treatment, today. It draws on HIV-positive people's stories from both the UK and the South African epidemics and offers a deep understanding of the continuing difficulties of living with HIV and the effective strategies for coping that have evolved.

About the authors

Corinne Squire is Professor of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London, UK. Her research interests are in HIV and citizenship, subjectivities and culture, and narrative research. Her publications include HIV in South Africa: HIV technologies in international perspective (with Davis) and Doing Narrative Research (with Andrews and Tamboukou).

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"Corinne Squire delves into very touching issues related to living with HIV in the treatment possibility era and what some have come to call the era of a possible AIDS free generation [...] This book will enable us to consider issues of social justice, where we are forced to take account of the context of ambiguity that HIV positive people have to live with as part of their three letter lives in this era of optimism." - Psychology in Society

"Squire's path-breaking study of the possibilities and difficulties facing people on ART in Europe and Africa consolidates her status as an international leader in academic and policy debates. It poses a stark challenge to the growing swell of glib claims that the problem of HIV/AIDS has been 'solved' by the advent of drug treatments." - Catherine Campbell, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics, UK

"AIDS and HIV have been around now for over 30 years; we have moved from a time of crisis and fear to a time of the routine and normal. In this challenging study Corinne Squire develops her earlier ground breaking comparative research into HIV in South Africa by updating and contrasting it with interviews in the UK. With clarity, compassion and narrative empathy, she leads us into the fragile worlds of those continuing their daily struggles of living with HIV. Theoretically sophisticated, politically informed and engagingly written, this informative and insightful book is a must read for all those concerned with HIV issues."- Ken Plummer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, UK

"Professor Squire examines the concrete effects of the current 'optimism' about ending the AIDS epidemic. Using narrative analysis of persons living with HIV in two communities she has worked within for more than two decades, Squire shows the dissonance between public representation of the 'naturalness' of HIV and lived experience of those who live 'three letter lives' of increasingly intensified medicalization. As with her earlier works, this is a 'must read' for public health officials and critical social scientists involved in the current debates about the value and feasibility of 'treatment as prevention.'" - Cindy Patton, Professor of Sociology, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Why the Three Letters Matter

    Squire, Corinne

    Pages 3-11

  • From HIV’s Exceptionalism to HIV’s Particularity

    Squire, Corinne

    Pages 12-50

  • Being Naturalised

    Squire, Corinne

    Pages 53-65

  • When the Drugs Do Work: The Medicalised HIV Citizen

    Squire, Corinne

    Pages 66-89

  • A Long-term Condition: HIV’s Normalisation

    Squire, Corinne

    Pages 90-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living with HIV and ARVs
Book Subtitle
Three-Letter Lives
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31367-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137313676
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28423-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32939-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 275
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