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Deconstructing the myth of HIV/AIDS : one man's story

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyders, F.J.A.
dc.contributor.author Robbertse, Ilse
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-02T09:06:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-02T09:06:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3404
dc.description.abstract HIV/Aids is a worldwide pandemic and as South Africans we are at the epicentre of this global health crisis. The harrowing statistics are useful as a means to quantify a horrific situation; however, what these facts do not do is provide connection amidst the uncertainty surrounding the disease. This research aims to bridge the disconnection and break the silence that weaves a net around the illness and those infected by it. This is done by deconstructing one man’s story of his journey with HIV; by looking at his personal epistemology; and by contextualising his story within his family and within the society in which he lives, South Africa. Finally, it is my reflections and interpretations that form the bridge between a construct of HIV/Aids and a life lived with the disease. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 121 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Postmodernism en
dc.subject Narrative theory en
dc.subject South African discourse en
dc.subject Stigmatisation en
dc.subject Discrimination en
dc.subject Disclosure en
dc.subject.ddc 362.196979200968
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Family relationships -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Social aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Stigma (Social psychology) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Narrative therapy -- South Africa
dc.title Deconstructing the myth of HIV/AIDS : one man's story en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology
dc.description.degree M. A. (Clinical Psychology)

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