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Theo G.M. Sandfort

In: AIDS, Identity, and Community: The HIV Epidemic and Lesbians and Gay Men

Chapter 3: HIV/AIDS Prevention and the Impact of Attitudes toward Homosexuality and Bisexuality

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HIV/AIDS Prevention and the Impact of Attitudes toward Homosexuality and Bisexuality
HIV/AIDS prevention and the impact of attitudes toward homosexuality and bisexuality
TheoG.M.Sandfort

Much is known about the processes and factors involved in promoting health behavior. This knowledge is pertinent not only to health promotion among the general public but also to HIV prevention among homosexual men. At the same time, however, health behavior associated with homosexuality and bisexuality1 also is affected by specific factors (Herek & Glunt, 1988). In countries where AIDS has disproportionately hit gay men, homosexuality in general is not accepted as a legitimate form of sexual expression for either men or women.2 The extent to which homosexuality is rejected varies among countries, of course (Field & Wellings, 1993; Tielman & Hammelburg, 1993). Social ...

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