We Are Still Here: Living with HIV in the UK

Adrian G Flint*, Mareike Günsche, Martin Burns

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this article we highlight a number of the ongoing challenges faced by people living with HIV in the UK today (2021). Based on in-depth interviews with 23 respondents drawn from a range of ages, backgrounds and walks of life, we offer an insight into deeply personal experiences of what it means to have HIV. We demonstrate the degree to which, 40 years on from the formal emergence of the HIV pandemic, stigma and related structural violence remain both extremely present and extraordinarily debilitating. In essence, social responses to HIV remain mired in a past age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-47
Number of pages13
JournalMedical Anthropology
Volume42
Issue number1
Early online date25 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2022

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© 2022 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Keywords

  • HIV & AIDS
  • stigma
  • safe spaces

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