Families and Communities Responding to Aids

Families and Communities Responding to Aids

by Peter Aggleton
     
 

All over the world, families and communities are key providers of care and support. This is particularly true in relation to serious illnesses such as HIV and AIDS. Yet families and communities can also stigmatize their members, leaving people to die in the most appalling conditions. This book looks at the diversity of family and community responses to HIV and AIDS

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Overview

All over the world, families and communities are key providers of care and support. This is particularly true in relation to serious illnesses such as HIV and AIDS. Yet families and communities can also stigmatize their members, leaving people to die in the most appalling conditions. This book looks at the diversity of family and community responses to HIV and AIDS. By examining contexts as diverse as nuclear, extended and refugee family households, and gay community networks and structures, it offers important insight into the factors which lead to positive responses and those which trigger negative ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857289992
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Social Aspects of AIDS Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

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Introduction1
Ch. 1Getting on with Life: The Experience of Families of Children with HIV Infection5
Ch. 2African Refugee Children and HIV/AIDS in London21
Ch. 3Solidarity and Stress: Gender and Local Mobilization in Tanzania and Zambia35
Ch. 4Gender, Disclosure, Care and Decision Making in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa53
Ch. 5Narratives of Care, Love and Commitment: AIDS/HIV and Non-Heterosexual Family Formations67
Ch. 6Everyone on the Scene is so Cliquey83
Ch. 7Coming Together: Social Networks of Gay Men and HIV Prevention99
Ch. 8Observing the Rules: An Ethnographic Study of London's Cottages and Cruising Areas121
Ch. 9Sydney Gay Men's Agreements about Sex133
Ch. 10Young Gay Men and HIV Risk147
Ch. 11A New Method of Peer-Led HIV Prevention with Gay and Bisexual Men163
Ch. 12Sexual Risk Taking and HIV Testing: A Qualitative Investigation185
Ch. 13Treatment Education: A Multidisciplinary Challenge199
Notes on contributors213
Index219

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