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From biographical disruption to biographical construction of a hybrid identity: a qualitative study of the impact of antiretroviral treatment on the life of HIV/AIDS-patients in South Africa.

To gain a more profound understanding of the intrinsic dynamics (why) and processes (how) by which social factors positively or negatively affect the creation of the new identity as a chronic HIV/AIDS patient on ART, additional qualitative data is needed. The general aim is therefore to undertake a qualitative sociological study ¿ interviewing 120 HIV/AIDS patients on ART in the Free State Province of South Africa ¿ of this transition to life as a chronic HIV/AIDS patient.
Date:1 Jan 2011 →  31 Dec 2013
Disciplines:Social medical sciences, Social change, Social work, Other sociology and anthropology