The sociology of HIV transmission /

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Author / Creator:Bloor, Michael.
Imprint:London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1995.
Description:ix, 158 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject:AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
AIDS (Disease) -- Epidemiology.
HIV Infections -- epidemiology.
Risk-taking (Psychology)
HIV Infections -- psychology.
AIDS (Disease) -- Epidemiology.
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [132]-148) and index.
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Bloor concentrates his attention on risk behavior in this interesting and well-written study. His experiences as a researcher in a series of studies on HIV/AIDS in Glasgow, Scotland ground his theoretical discussions, which are focused on the premise that varied patterns of HIV prevalence in different countries and cultures are "fundamentally shaped by differences in risk behavior." Bloor begins with reviews of the HIV epidemic in developing and developed countries. He notes the controversial nature of statistics on current and future infection rates. His discussion of sociological studies of risk behavior is thorough and is followed by an excellent review and discussion of theories of such behavior. The concluding chapter draws out the implications of his findings for HIV prevention programs. The book should be included in collections in sociology, public health, medicine, and epidemiology. It will be of interest to general readers as well as those with more specific research interests. All levels. J. A. Brown Connecticut State University

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