Cuadernos de antropología social
On-line version ISSN 1850-275X
GREGORIC, Juan José. Biosociability and claims for rights in less privileged neighborhoods of Buenos Aires people living with HIV activism. Cuad. antropol. soc. [online]. 2012, n.35, pp. 121-142. ISSN 1850-275X.
This article shows some of the results of an ethnographic research about the activism of people living with HIV-Aids in the less privileged neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. I analyze aspects of the structure of activist groups and associations, the building up of spaces for contention and sociability and the demands generated to guarantee free access to antiretroviral treatments and improve the assistance they get from the State. I intend to show that for a part of the afflicted population HIV gave rise to social and political action and vindications expressed in terms of the right to health and life and from there also to claim a greater access to social rights.
Keywords : HIV-Aids; Biosociability; Antiretroviral drugs; Rights; Politics of life.