Experiences of People Living with HIV

  • Lumka Daniel
  • Corinne Squire


This chapter reviews research on experiences of people living with HIV in South Africa, and suggests that in addition, poetry, fiction, visual arts, music, autobiography and documentary are crucial to understanding HIV experiences (Cameron, 2005; Dangaremgba, 1996; Health and Development Africa/Soul City, 2007). Research on HIV experience needs to include not just statistical and qualitative studies, but also writing and images by and about people with faces and names whose lives have been changed by the epidemic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lumka Daniel
    • 1
  • Corinne Squire
    • 2
  1. 1.Organisational Development Consultant, Parliament of the Republic of South AfricaCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Narrative Research at the University of East London.NarrativeLondon

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