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The Sociology of HIV Transmission

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editorial board member, Qualitative Research, and Chair, Trustees of the Foundation which owns the Sociology of Health and Illness journal



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In this broad-ranging book, Michael Bloor gives an overview of our current understanding of the social conditions and contexts of HIV transmission.

The author examines the social epidemiology of HIV transmission in its different manifestations in the developing world and in the West, looking at heterosexual and homosexual transmission, sex tourism and prostitution, injecting drug users, haemophiliacs and transfusion recipients. He goes on to look at reports of sociological studies of risk behaviour among men who have sex with men, among heterosexual and bisexual men and women, and among those who share syringes. Drawing on his own research, Michael Bloor presents a critical examination of the different theoretical models of risk and considers their implications for disease prevention.



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Examining the social epidemiology of HIV transmission, Bloor looks at heterosexual and homosexual transmission, sex tourism and prostitution, injecting drug users, haemophiliacs and transfusion recipients. Bloor presents a critical examination of the different theoretical models of risk and considers their implications for disease prevention.

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Introduction The Epidemic of HIV Infection in the Developing World The Epidemic of HIV Infection in the Developed World Sociological Studies of Risk Behaviour Theories of Risk Behaviour Conclusion

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Titre: The Sociology of HIV Transmission
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Code EAN: 9780803987500
ISBN: 978-0-8039-8750-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: SAGE Publications Ltd
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 176
Poids: 240g
Taille: H216mm x B138mm
Année: 1995

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