1st Edition

Bisexualities and AIDS
International Perspectives

Edited By

Peter Aggleton

ISBN 9780748403943
Published July 1, 1996 by Taylor & Francis
244 Pages

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Book Description

Since early-on in the epidemic, there has been much interest in the role that bisexual behaviour among men may play in HIV transmission. This text reviews from an international perspective what has been learned about male bisexuality in countries as diverse as Peru and Britain. Its authors examine the forms that bisexuality takes in different cultures, what it means to the men concerned, and whether or not such behaviour poses special risks. The implications of such enquiry for HIV prevention efforts are also examined.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments -- Introduction /Peter Aggleton -- Chapter-1 Bisexual Men in Britain /Mary Boulton and Ray Fitzpatrick -- Chapter-2 Bisexuality and HIV /AIDS in Canada /Ted Myers and Dan Allman -- Chapter-3 Not Gay, Not Bisexual, but Polymorphously Sexually Active: Male Bisexuality and AIDS in Australia /June Crawford, Susan Kippax and Garrett Prestage -- Chapter-4 Bisexuality and AIDS: Results from French Quantitative Studies /Antoine Messiah and the ACSF Group -- Chapter-5 Bisexuality and HIV / AIDS in Mexico /Ana Luisa Liguori with Miguel Gonzalez Block and Peter Aggleton -- Chapter-6 Bisexual Communities and Cultures in Costa Rica /Jacobo Schifter and Johnny Madrigal with Peter Aggleton -- Chapter-7 AIDS and the Enigma of Bisexuality in the Dominican Republic /E. Antonio de Moya and Rafael Garcia -- Chapter-8 Male Bisexuality in Peru and the Prevention of AIDS /Carlos F. Caceres -- Chapter-9 Bisexuality and HIV / AIDS in Brazil /Richard G. Parker -- Chapter-JO Under the Blanket: Bisexualities and AIDS in India /Shivananda Khan -- Chapter-11 Male Homosexual Behaviour and HIV-Related Risk in China /Suiming Pan with Peter Aggleton -- Chapter-12 The Homosexual Context of Heterosexual Practice in Papua New Guinea /Carol L. Jenkins -- Chapter-13 Silahis: Looking for the Missing Filipino Bisexual Male /Michael L. Tan -- Notes on Contrilmtors -- Index --

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Peter Aggleton is Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit and Associate Director of the Health and Education Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London.