Covid has intensified inequalities within the UK, notably for these already dwelling with structural drawback, and regardless of group and standard resistance to these losses. Covid has additionally disproportionately affected individuals with HIV, particularly these already dwelling with multi-dimensional inequalities. Nevertheless, many individuals with HIV have, as they’ve completed earlier than, made robust and infrequently profitable efforts to withstand and to revive or reconstruct their citizenships, in opposition to dominant, dispossessing discourses throughout Covid instances. A story method provides a method of mapping these citizenly applied sciences. This text attracts on a 2020 research performed with 16 individuals dwelling with HIV within the UK. The research explored, by means of phone semi-structured interviews, the well being, financial, and psychosocial sources with which these contributors lived with HIV and the way Covid has impacted these sources. Narrative evaluation confirmed losses of HIV and different well being sources, constituting reductions in well being citizenship, resisted largely by reconstitutions of alternate options inside the HIV sector; losses of financial citizenship, regardless of oppositional, anti-political makes an attempt to retain it, and of psychosocial citizenship, regardless of household and friendship networks; resistant, ‘alter’ growth of renewed HIV citizenships; and throughout fields, resistance by grievance. This research signifies that ‘de-citizening’ citizenship losses are prone to additionally have an effect on different teams with long-term situations, diseases, and disabilities. Resistant ‘re-citizening’ applied sciences, whereas essential, had restricted results. The research suggests potential future resistant results of repeated ‘grievance’ about Covid-era citizenship losses, and the extra basic significance of histories of dissent for future efficient resistance.
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