Sustaining Safe Sex: Gay Communities Respond to AIDS

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This book focuses on the cultural processes at work within the Australian gay communitites, which have made significant efforts at preventing the spread of the HIV virus. Sustaining Safe Sex has clear relevance to work throughout the world.

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Presents new data on the sexual and social responses to the HIV epidemic, focusing on the cultural processes at work within the Australian gay community. In a country hit early by the HIV epidemic, these communities have made significant efforts at preventing the spread of the virus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750701341
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Series: Social Aspects of AIDS Series
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 AIDS in Australia 9
Ch. 3 The SAPA Project 21
Ch. 4 Method 31
Ch. 5 The Picture of Sexuality 45
Ch. 6 Correlates of Sexual Practice: Safe and Unsafe 65
Ch. 7 Changes in Response to HIV 79
Ch. 8 HIV-related Information 93
Ch. 9 Gay Community Attachment 109
Ch. 10 Bisexuality: Identity and Practice 125
Ch. 11 Five Years On . . . 141
Ch. 12 Personal Strategies, Collective Responses 157
Bibliography 167
Appendix 1 SAPA Project Publications 181
Appendix 2 Description of Sample 184
Appendix 3 Definition of Regions 188
Appendix 4 Additional Information about Sexuality Data 189
Appendix 5 Descriptions of Scales Developed from the Questionnaire Responses 199
Index 215
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