AIDS in Europe: New Challenges for the Social Sciences

AIDS in Europe: New Challenges for the Social Sciences

by Peter Aggleton, Yves Souteyrand
     
 

Major changes in the nature and dynamics of the AIDS epidemic over the last few years are reflected in changing epidemiological trends as well as in the progress made in biomedical research and treatment. AIDS in Europe brings together papers from leading social science researchers to look at the opportunities and challenges these changes bring and the

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Major changes in the nature and dynamics of the AIDS epidemic over the last few years are reflected in changing epidemiological trends as well as in the progress made in biomedical research and treatment. AIDS in Europe brings together papers from leading social science researchers to look at the opportunities and challenges these changes bring and the different ways in which they are being responded to in both western and eastern Europe. Papers are organised under three headings:
*new challenges for HIV prevention
*care of people living with HIV/AIDS in a new therapeutic context
*AIDS public policies: from specialisation to normalisation
AIDS in Europe provides a comprehensive overview of current social and behavioural research on HIV and AIDS for all health professionals.

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Eighteen articles which were first presented at the 2nd European Conference on the Methods and Results of Social and Behavioral Research on AIDS, January, 1998. The papers treat four main areas: the behavioral aspects of living with AIDS, the changes in sexual behavior as it effects transmission rates, user and policy perspectives on illegal drug use, and overview accounts of the spread of AIDS. Some examples of particular discussions include attitudinal factors and adherence to protease inhibitor combination therapy, socio-economic status and HIV prevalence among gay men in Germany, drug risk behavior and HIV infection in European prisons, and the implications of modelling network structures for the spread and prevention of HIV. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857285079
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/20/2000
Series:
Social Aspects of AIDS Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

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