Aids and Aids Treatment in a Rural South African Setting
"The monograph is divided into four chapters and two appendices. The first chapter explores popular meanings and definitions of Aids in Ithanga, the outlying Lusikisiki village where the research was conducted and before the arrival of ART. Chapter 2 describes the arrival ART in Ithanga. It charts how ART exposed the prevalence of the epidemic for the first time, dramatically expanded ordinary people’s definitions of Aids, and began altering treatment seeking behaviour. Finally, it examines the effects, the availability of treatment had on stigma. Chapter 3 examines aspects of political and cultural resistance to ART. Chapter 4 describes how Lusikisiki’s clinics became institutions capable of administering ART and explores the difficult question of the sustainability of the service they provide."