Second Chances Surviving AIDS in Uganda Critical Global

During the first decade of this millennium many thousands of people in Uganda who otherwise would have died from AIDS got second chances at life A massive global health intervention the scaling up of antiretroviral therapy ART saved them and created a generation of people who learned to live with treatment As clients they joined programs that offered free antiretroviral medicine and encouraged positive living Because ART is not a cure but a lifelong treatment regime its consequences are far reaching for society families and individuals Drawing on personal accounts and a broad knowledge of Ugandan culture and history the essays in this collection explore ART from the perspective of those who received second chances Their concerns about treatment partners children work food and bodies reveal the essential sociality of Ugandan life The collection is based on research undertaken by a team of social scientists including both Western and African scholarsContributors Phoebe Kajubi David Kyaddondo Lotte Meinert Hanne O Mogensen Godfrey Etyang Siu Jenipher Twebaze Michael A Whyte Susan Reynolds WhyteDuring the first decade of this millennium many thousands of people in Uganda who otherwise would have died from AIDS got second chances at life A massive global health intervention the scaling up of antiretroviral therapy ART saved them and created a generation of people who learned to live with treatment As clients they joined programs that offered free antiretroviral medicine and encouraged positive living Because ART is not a cure but a lifelong treatment regime its consequences are far reaching for society families and individuals Drawing on personal accounts and a broad knowledge of Ugandan culture and history the essays in this collection explore ART from the perspective of those who received second chances Their concerns about treatment partners children work food and bodies reveal the essential sociality of Ugandan life The collection is based on research undertaken by a team of social scientists including both Western and African scholarsContributors Phoebe Kajubi David Kyaddondo Lotte Meinert Hanne O Mogensen Godfrey Etyang Siu Jenipher Twebaze Michael A Whyte Susan Reynolds WhyteDuring the first decade of this millennium many thousands of people in Uganda who otherwise would have died from AIDS got second chances at life A massive global health intervention the scaling up of antiretroviral therapy ART saved them and created a generation of people who learned to live with treatment As clients they joined programs that offered free antiretroviral medicine and encouraged positive living Because ART is not a cure but a lifelong treatment regime its consequences are far reaching for society families and individuals Drawing on personal accounts and a broad knowledge of Ugandan culture and history the essays in this collection explore ART from the perspective of those who received second chances Their concerns about treatment partners children work food and bodies reveal the essential sociality of Ugandan life The collection is based on research undertaken by a team of social scientists including both Western and African scholarsContributors Phoebe Kajubi David Kyaddondo Lotte Meinert Hanne O Mogensen Godfrey Etyang Siu Jenipher Twebaze Michael A Whyte Susan Reynolds Whyte