AIDS and Sex

AIDS and Sex : An Integrated Biomedical and Biobehavioural Approach

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The AIDS virus poses one of the most serious and challenging problems facing our society today. This volume brings together experts from the fields of medicine, sexuality, psychology, and other behavioural sciences to examine the complex issues surrounding the disease and society's misconceptions about its transmission. The book responds to the need for an interdisciplinary solution to the AIDS epidemic--an integrated biobehavioural approach to limiting the spread of the disease and educating the public about its prevention. While it is clear that advances in immunology, epidemiology, and virology have been made, these authors contend that medical science alone cannot erase AIDS. Biomedical research will need the involvement of the behavioural sciences, including huyman sexuality, and this work is the first step toward such a perspective, one that encompasses key social, ethical, and political issues in addition to those concerning epidemiology, prevalence, and prevention.show more

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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations and tables throughout
  • 0195069099
  • 9780195069099

Table of contents

Bruce Voeller, June Machover Reinisch, & Michael Gottlieb: An Integrated Biomedical and Biobehavioural Approach to AIDS: An Introduction; Part I: AIDS Research and the Demand for Information on Human Sexuality; Part II: Contributions from Research on Human Sexuality; Part III: Historical Perspectives; Part IV: Cross-Cultural Perspectives; Part V: Perspectives from the Media; Part VI: Modes of Transmission; Part VII: Prevention; Part VIII: Policy and Education; Part IX: Personal Aspects of AIDS.show more