AIDS: Activism and Alliances

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From the start of the AIDS epidemic there have been calls for greater solidarity between affected groups and communities, and public health services. This can be seen both in the move towards healthy alliances in health service work, and in the demands of AIDS activists worldwide. This text brings together specially selected papers addressing these and related themes given at the Eighth Conference on Social Aspects of AIDS held in London in late 1995. Among the issues examined are profession and policy; the heightened vulnerability of groups such as women and younger gay men; and issues of drug use, disability and HIV prevention.

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Fourteen papers from a September 1995 conference held in London examine the potential for greater solidarity between affected groups and public health services. They discuss professional and policy concerns connected with the heightened vulnerability of groups such as women and younger gay men, and issues of drug use, disability, and HIV prevention. A more specific sampling of topics: sexual debut and the risk of HIV infection among young gay men in Norway; HIV services for women in East London<-->the match between provision and needs; targeted HIV prevention; and identities and gay men's sexual decision- making. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748405756
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Positive Women and Heterosexuality: Problems of Disclosure of Serostatus to Sexual Partners 1
Ch. 2 Suffering in Silence? Public Visibility, Private Secrets and the Social Construction of AIDS 15
Ch. 3 Opportunity Lost: HIV/AIDS, Disability and Legislation 25
Ch. 4 AIDS Policy Communities in Australia 41
Ch. 5 Constraints in the Development of Sexual Health Alliances 58
Ch. 6 'I Don't Know What I Need to Know': A Peer Sexual Health Project by Young Disabled People 73
Ch. 7 Doubly Deviant? Women Drug Injectors and their Use of Drug Problem Services 87
Ch. 8 Sexual Debut and the Risk of HIV Infection among Young Gay Men in Norway 100
Ch. 9 HIV Services for Women in East London: the Match between Provision and Needs 122
Ch. 10 Professionalism and Sexual Identity in Gay and Bisexual Men's HIV Prevention 142
Ch. 11 Towards Targeted HIV Prevention: an Ethnographic Study of Young Gay Men in London 170
Ch. 12 Identities and Gay Men's Sexual Decision-making 192
Ch. 13 State-Sponsored Gayness: Ghettoization as a Response to HIV/AIDS 213
Ch. 14 Sexual Negotiation Strategies of HIV-Positive Gay Men: a Qualitative Approach 226
Notes on Contributors 238
Index 244
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