Aids: Safety, Sexuality and Risk / Edition 1

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Some 12 years into the epidemic, with an effective preventive vaccine or therapy against HIV disease still to be found, this book reflects on the contributions of social and behavioural research to the development of interventions for prevention. After over a decade's work documenting HIV and AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, social researchers have begun to focus more clearly on perceptions of sexual safety and risk, and the factors that contribute to these. The issues addressed by the book were examined during three major conferences in 1994: the annual conference of the British Sociological Association, the 2nd International Conference on the BioPsychoSocial Aspects of AIDS and the Xth International Conference on AIDS. The book brings together key papers presented at each of these conferences, documenting issues of focal concern to social researchers, policy makers and health educators in the mid-1990s.

Travel, sexual behavior & gay men/HIV- related discrimination in medical teaching texts/etc.

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Most of the contributions were first presented at the 6th Conference on Social Aspects of AIDS in 1992, in London (most of the contributors are British). Fifteen papers address such issues as young men and safer heterosexual sex; characteristics and sources of casual sexual partners among gay and bisexual men; the use of indigenous interviewers to access hidden populations; responses to drug use; and anthropology and the culture of HIV/AIDS voluntary organizations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748402922
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Reputedly Effective Risk Reduction Strategies and Gay Men 1
Ch. 2 HIV-Related Discrimination in Medical Teaching Texts 20
Ch. 3 Travel, Sexual Behaviour and Gay Men 35
Ch. 4 Sexual Behaviour in Gay Men: Towards a Sociology of Risk 55
Ch. 5 Framing Difference: Sexuality, AIDS and Organization 68
Ch. 6 Towards Effective Intervention: Evaluating HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Education Interventions 90
Ch. 7 Communities, Governments and AIDS: Making Partnerships Work 109
Ch. 8 Socially Apart Youth: Priorities for HIV Prevention 118
Ch. 9 Theorizing and Researching 'Risk': Notes on the Social Relations of Risk in Heroin Users' Lifestyles 125
Ch. 10 Sex, Love and Seropositivity: Balancing the Risks 144
Ch. 11 One of Us, One of Them, or One of Those? The Construction of Identity and Sexuality in Relation to HIV/AIDS 159
Ch. 12 Sexuality, Identity and Community - Reflections on the MESMAC Project 172
Ch. 13 Discourses of Power and Empowerment in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Africa 194
Notes on Contributors 223
Index 228
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