Tests for life chances: CD4 miracles and obstacles in Uganda.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      2009
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      AIDS/HIV
      ART
      identity
      sociality
      Uganda
    • Abstract:
      This article discusses the relationship between technologies, socialities and inequities based on case material from a recent study about the first generation of people living with ART - Antiretroviral Therapy - in Uganda. The authors discuss how the diagnostic technologies of HIV tests, 'CD4 counts', and weight measuring produce results and numbers that are appropriated by people living with HIV to reflect upon their lives, bodies and relationships and hence influence their socialities and subjectivities. It is argued that because treatment programmes and especially their associated technologies vary greatly in Uganda, the programmes themselves introduce inequity in the already unequal landscape of HIV patients. In debates about biomedical technology and about HIV/AIDS it has been suggested that new kinds of socialities emerge, which have been conceptualised as 'therapeutic citizenship' and 'bio-sociality'. In the study on which the present article is based, clientship, friendship and kinship are kinds of sociality that play a much larger part in informants' lives than do 'therapeutic citizenship' and 'bio-sociality'. The authors attribute these findings, not only to the Ugandan setting, but to the method of doing extended case studies, which were not institution and programme based, but family and home based. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      13648470
    • Accession Number:
      42120586
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MEINERT, L.; MOGENSEN, H. O.; TWEBAZE, J. Tests for life chances: CD4 miracles and obstacles in Uganda. Anthropology & Medicine, [s. l.], v. 16, n. 2, p. 195, 2009. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=42120586. Acesso em: 30 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Meinert L, Mogensen HO, Twebaze J. Tests for life chances: CD4 miracles and obstacles in Uganda. Anthropology & Medicine. 2009;16(2):195. Accessed September 30, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=42120586
    • APA:
      Meinert, L., Mogensen, H. O., & Twebaze, J. (2009). Tests for life chances: CD4 miracles and obstacles in Uganda. Anthropology & Medicine, 16(2), 195.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Meinert, Lotte, Hanne O. Mogensen, and Jenipher Twebaze. 2009. “Tests for Life Chances: CD4 Miracles and Obstacles in Uganda.” Anthropology & Medicine 16 (2): 195. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=42120586.
    • Harvard:
      Meinert, L., Mogensen, H. O. and Twebaze, J. (2009) ‘Tests for life chances: CD4 miracles and obstacles in Uganda’, Anthropology & Medicine, 16(2), p. 195. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=42120586 (Accessed: 30 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Meinert, L, Mogensen, HO & Twebaze, J 2009, ‘Tests for life chances: CD4 miracles and obstacles in Uganda’, Anthropology & Medicine, vol. 16, no. 2, p. 195, viewed 30 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Meinert, Lotte, et al. “Tests for Life Chances: CD4 Miracles and Obstacles in Uganda.” Anthropology & Medicine, vol. 16, no. 2, Aug. 2009, p. 195. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=42120586.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Meinert, Lotte, Hanne O. Mogensen, and Jenipher Twebaze. “Tests for Life Chances: CD4 Miracles and Obstacles in Uganda.” Anthropology & Medicine 16, no. 2 (August 2009): 195. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=42120586.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Meinert L, Mogensen HO, Twebaze J. Tests for life chances: CD4 miracles and obstacles in Uganda. Anthropology & Medicine [Internet]. 2009 Aug [cited 2020 Sep 30];16(2):195. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=42120586