Sexual Interactions and HIV Risk

Sexual Interactions and HIV Risk : New Conceptual Perspectives in European Research

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Description

How sexual risk is negotiated betwen partners is an area of considerable theoretical interest, with the dominant models of analysis focusing on individual decisions to engage in sexual behaviour and relying on "rational" decision-making. This work, based on the findings from work coordinated by the Centre d'Etudes Sociologiques in Brussels, offers a social critique of the theories and perspectives which have currently been brought to bear in the study of sexual risk behaviour and HIV. Leading European researchers offer a conceptual framework for analysis based on sexual interactions and their social context. The practical relevance of new perspectives on sexual behaviour in the context of HIV/AIDS prevention is also discussed.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 30mm | 557.93g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1997
  • 0748403450
  • 9780748403455

Table of contents

Part 1 New Conceptual Perspectives: Understanding HIV-Related Risk Behaviour; Towards an Alternative Model of Sexual Behaviour; Rationality and Preventive Norms; Ambivalence in the Social Discourse on AIDS; Social Network and Normative Tensions. Part 2 Operationalising Theories for HIV/AIDS Prevention: Social Interaction and Risk-Related Behaviour; The "Rational" and the "Non-Rational"; New Perspectives for HIV/AIDS Prevention.show more