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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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 (
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: 9781850007630
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/2/1990
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (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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