Aids

Aids

by Peter Aggleton
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748402915
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/24/1995
Series:
Social Aspects of AIDS Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Reputedly Effective Risk Reduction Strategies and Gay Men1
Ch. 2HIV-Related Discrimination in Medical Teaching Texts20
Ch. 3Travel, Sexual Behaviour and Gay Men35
Ch. 4Sexual Behaviour in Gay Men: Towards a Sociology of Risk55
Ch. 5Framing Difference: Sexuality, AIDS and Organization68
Ch. 6Towards Effective Intervention: Evaluating HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Education Interventions90
Ch. 7Communities, Governments and AIDS: Making Partnerships Work109
Ch. 8Socially Apart Youth: Priorities for HIV Prevention118
Ch. 9Theorizing and Researching 'Risk': Notes on the Social Relations of Risk in Heroin Users' Lifestyles125
Ch. 10Sex, Love and Seropositivity: Balancing the Risks144
Ch. 11One of Us, One of Them, or One of Those? The Construction of Identity and Sexuality in Relation to HIV/AIDS159
Ch. 12Sexuality, Identity and Community - Reflections on the MESMAC Project172
Ch. 13Discourses of Power and Empowerment in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Africa194
Notes on Contributors223
Index228

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