AIDS, Drugs and Prevention : Perspectives on Individual and Community Action

AIDS, Drugs and Prevention : Perspectives on Individual and Community Action

by Richard Hartnoll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415102030

ISBN-13: 9780415102032

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

AIDS, Drugs and Prevention brings together a range of international contributions on the research, theory and practice of developing community-based HIV prevention. It aims to understand how individual actions to prevent HIV transmission are constrained and encouraged by situational and social context. Drawing on ethnographic and epidemiological research

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AIDS, Drugs and Prevention brings together a range of international contributions on the research, theory and practice of developing community-based HIV prevention. It aims to understand how individual actions to prevent HIV transmission are constrained and encouraged by situational and social context. Drawing on ethnographic and epidemiological research among populations of drug users, sex workers and gay men, it explores how future HIV prevention interventions can target changes at the level of the individual as well as at the level of the community and wider social environment.
AIDS, Drugs and Prevention offers practical and theoretical insights into community-based health work in the time of AIDS. It provides invaluable reading for students, lecturers, researchers and practioners in health promotion, health policy, social work and medical sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415102032
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Contributors
Acknowledgements
1Individual and community action in HIV prevention: an introduction1
2Health promotion and the facilitation of individual change: the case of syringe distribution and exchange10
3Americans and syringe exchange: roots of resistance22
4AIDS prevention and drug policy: dilemmas in the local environment42
5'"E" types and dance divas': gender research and community prevention66
6Gay community oriented approaches to safer sex86
7Prostitution and peer education: beyond HIV103
8Save sex/save lives: evolving modes of activism118
9The process of drug injection: applying ethnography to the study of HIV risk among IDUs133
10Promoting risk management among drug injectors149
11Heroin, risk and sexual safety: some problems for interventions encouraging community change161
12Ethnographic contributions to AIDS intervention strategies186
13Peer-driven outreach to combat HIV among IDUs: a basic design and preliminary results201
14Collective organisation of injecting: drug users and the struggle against AIDS216
Index234

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