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Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart's AIDS: Responses, Interventions and Care: Responses, PDF

By Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart

ISBN-10: 0203305183

ISBN-13: 9780203305188

ISBN-10: 0203397150

ISBN-13: 9780203397152

ISBN-10: 185000871X

ISBN-13: 9781850008712

This publication emphasises renowned responses to the epidemic, neighborhood and nationwide interventions and problems with care.

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The rapid decline in the HIV incidence in some gay communities may reflect the presence of gay ‘ghettos’ where there 32 MITCHELL COHEN was greater social interaction and political presence. In theory a more socially cohesive network may find it more difficult to accept behavioural change but, once started, the diffusion of change due to social norms and peer pressure may occur more rapidly. This hypothesis remains to be tested, and in any case it is a matter of degree, since in all communities with gay cohorts the level of HIV infections declined and there was some level of gayrun HIV prevention.

Here genital contact is not specified, but the encounter must be erotic, which begs the further question of what is considered erotic. ’ Nothing overtly sexual is mentioned here, but the context of the ‘cuddle’ is important. Orgasm is explicitly referred to as 48 ANDREW HUNT AND PETER DAVIES inconsequential. 4 per cent (sixty-nine) of respondents. In common with almost all of the responses, this excludes sex over the telephone (an increasingly popular safer sex alternative) and any mutual self-masturbation which takes place.

On the other hand, if men believe that inefficacious methods are effective, they are more likely to engage in them. , 1987b), and Bauman and Siegal (1987) found that 70 per cent of the men in their study reported engaging in behaviours which they believed reduced their risk but actually made little difference. 7 Other misperceptions are based on an inaccurate understanding of transmission probability, such as reducing the number of partners without engaging in protected anal sex. In a community with 30 MITCHELL COHEN an infection rate of 30–50 per cent, reducing the number of partners is unlikely to reduce greatly the risk of HIV infection.

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