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HIV ExceptionalismDevelopment through Disease in Sierra Leone$
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Adia Benton

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692422

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.001.0001

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Positive Living

Positive Living

Hierarchies of Visibility, Vulnerability, and Self-Reliance

(p.89) 4 Positive Living
HIV Exceptionalism

Adia Benton

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 4 focuses on institutional preoccupation with visibility and recognition for establishing hierarchies within HIV organizations and among HIV-positive people. Also describes how certain HIV-positive people consciously evade being visible or legible, actively challenging HIV’s exceptional status in their lives.

Keywords:   Global health, HIV/AIDS, Gender, Sierra Leone, Post-conflict development, Exceptionalism, Anthropology, Ethnography of aid

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