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Re-examining the early years of anti-retroviral treatment in South Africa: a taste for medicine

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Antiretroviral treatment (ART) has become a ubiquitous feature of South African life. By early 2015, three million people had begun ART in South Africa. In light of widespread positive responses to the availability of treatment, early ethnographies that stressed suspicion, fear and resentment need to be revisited. In this article, I re-examine my own data on an early encounter between the technologies of ART and the population of a rural district in the Eastern Cape province. I also return to...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/afraf/adw026

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, SIAS, Area Studies
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
African Affairs Journal website
Volume:
116
Issue:
462
Pages:
60–79
Publication date:
2016-09-09
Acceptance date:
2016-08-25
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EISSN:
1468-2621
ISSN:
0001-9909
Pubs id:
pubs:656086
URN:
uri:43b3e2f6-18e5-4d49-8028-df99936fc6c3
UUID:
uuid:43b3e2f6-18e5-4d49-8028-df99936fc6c3
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pubs:656086

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