1st Edition

AIDS in Europe New Challenges for the Social Sciences

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Major changes in the nature and dynamics of the AIDS epidemic over the last few years are reflected in changing epidemiological trends as well as in the progress made in biomedical research and treatment. AIDS in Europe brings together papers from leading social science researchers to look at the opportunities and challenges these changes bring and the different ways in which they are being responded to in both western and eastern Europe. Papers are organised under three headings:
    *new challenges for HIV prevention
    *care of people living with HIV/AIDS in a new therapeutic context
    *AIDS public policies: from specialisation to normalisation
    AIDS in Europe provides a comprehensive overview of current social and behavioural research on HIV and AIDS for all health professionals.

    Introduction PART I Living with HIV and therapeutic advances 1 Coping with a chronic illness: the experience of families of HIV infected children 2 HIV seropositivity, adaptation and everyday life in Greece 3 Psychological and behavioural factors and the natural history of HIV infection 4 Attitudinal factors and adherence to protease inhibitor combination therapy 5 Living with HIV/AIDS and adherence to antiretroviral treatments PART II New perspectives on sexuality 6 Seropositivity, risk and sexuality 7 Socio-economic status and HIV prevalence among gay men in Germany 8 Condom use among 15 to 18 year-olds in France: changes in behaviour overtime 9 Sexual revolution in Russia and the tasks of sex education 10 Young people, social relationships and sexuality in Bulgaria PART III Drug use: user and policy perspectives 11 Risk behaviour and HIV infection in European prisons 12 Drug users’ views and service evaluation 13 Between public health and public order: harm reduction facilities and neighbourhood problems 14 Drug use, AIDS and social exclusion in France PART IV Accounting for the epidemic 15 The normalisation of AIDS policies in Europe: patterns, path dependency and innovation 16 UK HIV testing practice: by how much might the infection diagnosis rate increase through normalisation? 17 Modelling network structure: implications for the spread and prevention of HIV infection 18 Understanding risk management: towards an integration of individual, interactive and social levels


    Jean-Paul Moatti, Université d’Aix-Marseille II, France; Yves Souteyrand, Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida, France; Annick Prieur, University of Oslo, Norway; Theo Sandfort, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands; Peter Aggleton, Institute of Education, London.