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Accepted Paper:

has pdf download AIDS in Gulu Northern Uganda: ethnography of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and health perceptions in managing HIV/AIDS in children  
Constantine Loum (University of Vienna)

Paper short abstract:

As below.

Paper long abstract:

HIV/AIDS still sends enormous chills through the minds and hearts of millions globally; the spectre of acquiring HIV is a dreaded possibility, yet its still true that many people live lifestyles that easily predispose them to HIV; or in some cases wars and pestilence say in the great lakes region of Africa have been vehicles of transmission of the disease as thousands of people are displaced, women are raped etc.

More and more children are undergoing ART as a way of controlling HIV/AIDS, however it is crucial to understand the perspectives of their parents and or carers on the AIDS pandemic and the impact of ART on the quality of life of their children. The socio-medical views of these clients based on an ethnographic study give a holistic understanding of the 'crisis' of HIV/AIDS as well as their hopes, fears and expectations of ART as HIV/AIDS become a chronic disease.

Panel W055
Disease as crisis, health as imagination
  Session 1