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Robert H. Remien & Judith G. Rabkin

In: AIDS, Identity, and Community: The HIV Epidemic and Lesbians and Gay Men

Chapter 10: Long-Term Survival with AIDS and the Role of Community

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Long-Term Survival with AIDS and the Role of Community
Long-term survival with aids and the role of community
RobertH.RemienJudithG.Rabkin

The endless repetition of the lie that everyone [with AIDS] dies from AIDS denies the reality of—but perhaps just as important, the possibilityof—survival.

—Callen (1990, p. 63)

AIDS is not a good disease to have alone.

—HIV physician

In this chapter, we review what we and others have learned about surviving with AIDS or, more generally, with HIV illness. We emphasize the central role of community ties in maintaining the person's conviction that life has value despite progressive illness. As we use the term, community includes three classes of relationships: with one's physician, with friends and family, and with the broader social group with which one identifies (i.e., the gay HIV community).

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