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Ruth Evans

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420220

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.001.0001

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Living with HIV and the effects on family life: parents’ narratives

Living with HIV and the effects on family life: parents’ narratives

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Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS

Ruth Evans

Saul Becker

Policy Press

This chapter draws on a range of theoretical concepts to interpret the everyday lived experiences of women living with HIV. It focuses on the effects of HIV on family life based on in-depth interviews with mothers and female relatives living with HIV in Tanzania and the UK. The chapter explores women's changing health identities over time, from discovery of their status, their embodied everyday experience of HIV and AIDS, to secrets and disclosure within the family. It discusses changes in family relationships and the wider socioeconomic factors that intersect with HIV/AIDS at the household and community levels, including poverty and welfare support, migration, stigma, and discrimination.

Keywords:   women with HIV, effects of HIV, family life, Tanzania, UK, welfare support, migration, discrimination

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