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By Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart

A few 12 years into the epidemic, with an efficient preventive vaccine or treatment opposed to HIV illness nonetheless to be came across, this publication displays at the contributions of social and behavioural examine to the improvement of interventions for prevention. After over a decade's paintings documenting HIV and AIDS-related wisdom, attitudes and behavior, social researchers have all started to concentration extra essentially on perceptions of sexual defense and chance, and the standards that give a contribution to those. the problems addressed by means of the ebook have been tested in the course of 3 significant meetings in 1994: the yearly convention of the British Sociological organization, the second overseas convention at the BioPsychoSocial facets of AIDS and the Xth overseas convention on AIDS. The ebook brings jointly key papers awarded at every one of those meetings, documenting problems with focal obstacle to social researchers, coverage makers and well-being educators within the mid-1990s.

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They must have sexual relations, or share a syringe, or give birth or breastfeed an infant, because only direct exchange of certain body fluids provides the virus with the right kind of pathway into another body. In other words, human agency is understood to be implicated in the ‘microbial virulence’ of the HIV, an understanding implied by terms like ‘carrier’ for a person living with AIDS. It is this understanding, we think, that appears in some of the more lurid statements about gay sexual practices cited in the previous section, and which underpins the notion that some categories of the HIV-positive CATHERINE WALDBY, SUSAN KIPPAX AND JUNE CRAWFORD 31 person, particularly gay men and injecting drug users, are both undeserving of sympathy and responsible for the epidemic.

9) This brief survey of sources on gay travel and tourism hardly begins to address the many dimensions of gay travel and tourism as a cultural and commercial phenomenon, but it does provide some indication of the major parameters of scale and spatialization. Further research is needed to explore the personal travel motivations of gay men, the destinations they choose and their experiences while travelling and on holiday abroad. Travel, Sexual Behaviour and Gay Men To date, the topic of travel and sexual activity among gay men does not appear to have been addressed by major groups of researchers concerned with gay men and AIDS.

1993) Sex, Gay Men and AIDS, London: Taylor &: Francis. DIPROSE R. and VASSELEAU, C. (1991) ‘Animation—AIDS and science/fiction’, in CHOLODENKO, A. ) The Illusion of Life. Essays on Animation, Sydney: Power Publications. DWYER, J. (1988) THE BODY AT WAR: THE STORY OF OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, SYDNEY: ALLEN AND UNWIN. 34 DISCRIMINATION IN MEDICAL TEACHING TEXTS EPSTEIN, S. (1988) ‘Moral contagion and the medicalisation of gay identity: AIDS in historical perspective’, Research in Law, Deviance and Social Control, 9, 3–36.

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