This article is an editorial introducing a special journal issue containing papers from a conference with the same title. The diverse topics covered by the papers follow a broad analytical theme of social actions and processes surrounding antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery and uptake, and their (often unintended) implications for policy. The papers examine social actors and processes from the perspective of those accessing and taking the treatment (often people coming back from near-death, both biological and social, and striving to build a new life on ART), and those delivering or funding ART interventions. They are organised into three themes: ART and changing identities; ART and living with HIV; and ART and its effects for health services.
Russell, S.; Seeley, J.; Whiteside, A. Expanding antiretroviral therapy provision in resource-constrained settings: social processes and their policy challenges. AIDS Care (2010) 22 (S1) 1-5. [DOI: 10.1080/09540121003786078] [Papers from a conference held at the University of East Anglia, UK, May 2009]