1st Edition

Sexual Behaviour and HIV/AIDS in Europe Comparisons of National Surveys

Edited By Nathalie Bajos Copyright 1998
    464 Pages
    by Routledge

    Sexual Behaviour and HIV/AIDS in Europe is the first book to compare the major population surveys on sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS carried out in Europe in recent years. Leading European researchers explore the differences and similarities between European countries in patterns of sexual behaviour and responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As well as providing an empirical and methodological base for future research, the comparative analyses lead researchers, policy makers, health-educators and the media to new insights and a deeper understanding of issues that are of central concern in many countries. The chapters include discussion of data on sexual initiation, homosexual and bisexual behaviour, sexual practices, sexual partners, risk behaviour, STDs, preventive practices, the normative context, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and attitudes towards people with HIV/AIDS. The book results from a major European Concerted Action, funded by the European Union Biomedical and Health Research programme (BIOMED), and coordinated by the Centre d'Etudes Sociologiques of the Facultes Universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium. It follows Sexual Interactions and HIV Risk, published in 1997.

    Series Editor's Preface Introduction Chapter 1 Studying and Comparing Sexual Behaviour and HIV I AIDS in Europe Part I Sexual Behaviour in the Era of HIV I AIDS Chapter 2 Sexual Initiation and Gender in Europe: A Cross-cultural Analysis of Trends in the Twentieth Century Chapter 3 Homosexual and Bisexual Behaviour in European Countries Chapter 4 Sexual Practices and Their Social Profiles Thea Sandfort, Henny Bos, Elina Haavio-Mannila and Chapter 5 The Europeans and Their Sexual Partners Part 2 Sexual Transmission of HIV Chapter 6 Risk Behaviour and Risk Contexts Chapter 7 Self-reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases and At-risk Sexual Behaviour Part 3 Preventive Practices and the Nonnative Context Chapter 8 Sexual Adaptation to HIV Risk Chapter 9 Condom Use Chapter 10 Voluntary HIV Testing Chapter 11 Social Networks and Normative Context Part 4 Representing AIDS Chapter 12 Knowledge and Representations of HIV I AIDS Chapter 13 Attitudes towards People with HIV I AIDS Chapter 14 Knowledge and Discrimination: What Kind of Relationship? Conclusions Chapter 15 Sexual Behaviour and HIV Risk: Common Patterns and Differences between European Countries


    Nathalie Bajos