By Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart
A few 12 years into the epidemic, with a good preventive vaccine or treatment opposed to HIV affliction nonetheless to be discovered, this publication displays at the contributions of social and behavioural study to the advance of interventions for prevention. After over a decade's paintings documenting HIV and AIDS-related wisdom, attitudes and behavior, social researchers have started to concentration extra essentially on perceptions of sexual protection and probability, 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 points of AIDS and the Xth overseas convention on AIDS. The e-book brings jointly key papers awarded at each one of those meetings, documenting problems with focal obstacle to social researchers, coverage makers and wellbeing and fitness educators within the mid-1990s.
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Rather, the very nature of AIDS is constructed through language and in particular through the discourses of medicine and science; this construction is ‘true’ or ‘real’ CATHERINE WALDBY, SUSAN KIPPAX AND JUNE CRAWFORD 23 only in certain specific ways—for example insofar as it successfully guides research or facilitates clinical control over the illness. The name AIDS in part constructs the disease and helps make it intelligible. We cannot therefore look ‘through’ language to determine what AIDS ‘really’ is.
Roitt, 1991:1) The immune system is understood to defend against such microbial colonization through its ability to distinguish ‘self” from ‘non-self and to attack ‘non-self’ (Sell, 1987:9). On this model then, all forms of infection count as a compromise of the distinction between ‘self’ and ‘non-self’. This idea of compromise is more pronounced in the case of viral infection than in the case of bacterial infection because viruses are understood to reproduce through the use of the host cell’s reproductive apparatus.
Walk into a gay bar or center in any country, and you stand a good chance of walking out with new friends (…) You may be a foreigner, but you won’t be a stranger. (p. xvi) Perhaps the only academic account of contemporary gay tourism yet pro duced is Luongo and Holcomb’s (1995) paper on ‘Geographical aspects of gay tourism in the USA’ in which they describe the spatial pattern of gay tourism, discuss its economic significance and provide examples of recent gay tourist events. Such forces as legislation against gay men/lesbians and social prejudice from TRAVEL, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AND GAY MEN 43 heterosexuals, coupled with the wish to meet like-minded people, and to pursue opportunities for sex and friendship have encouraged ‘the spatial concentration or specialization of gay tourist destinations’ in the USA.
AIDS: Safety, Sexuality and Risk (Social Aspects of Aids) by Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart