AIDS, intimacy and care in rural KwaZulu-Natal : a kinship of bones /

This book describes how HIV/AIDS became part of the lives of the people of the mountainous Okhahlamba in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Based on extensive research in the area between 2003 and 2006, the author shows what impact the disease had - and still does - for adults and children...

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Author / Creator:Henderson, Patricia C.
Imprint:Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2011.
Description:254 p. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Care and Welfare
Care & welfare.
Subject:Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- Africa, Southern.
HIV Infections -- Africa, Southern.
Social Conditions -- Africa, Southern.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal.
HIV-positive persons -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
HIV-positive persons.
South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8688225
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ISBN:9789089643599 (pbk.)
9089643591 (pbk.)
9789048514977 (e-ISBN)
9048514975 (e-ISBN)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-242) and index.
Summary:This book describes how HIV/AIDS became part of the lives of the people of the mountainous Okhahlamba in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Based on extensive research in the area between 2003 and 2006, the author shows what impact the disease had - and still does - for adults and children, and the different ways people tried to find answers to the devastating presence of HIV / AIDS. Henderson focuses on informal care by family members and volunteers at a time when anti-retroviral drugs were not yet available. She also shows what it meant to the community once the drugs became available.