This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.
Chapter 24: Social Representation, Identity and HIV Prevention: The Case of PrEP among Gay Men
Social Representation, Identity and HIV Prevention: The Case of PrEP among Gay Men
HIV remains a major public health concern four decades after its first clinical observations. In Western, industrialised countries like the UK, gay men are disproportionately affected by HIV. According to Public Health England (2019), approximately 48% of the 103,800 individuals living with HIV in the UK are gay men. In London, it is estimated that one in 11 gay men is living with HIV. There is evidence of a higher HIV incidence in gay men of ethnic minority background, which has been attributed, in part, to socio-economic inequalities faced by ‘a minority within ...