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AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men
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AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men

Douglas A. Feldman

Abstract

There are approximately seven million adult gay and bisexual men in the United States and 120 million adult gay and bisexual men globally. This book explores the cultural dimensions of AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM). The traditional emphasis in HIV/AIDS research within gay communities has focused on sexual behavior and psychological issues. Yet to better understand the social and cultural dimensions of the disease, and to halt the spread of HIV infection, it is essential to recognize and understand the culture of MSM. Cultural anthropologists, unquestionably, are in a unique positi ... More

Keywords: AIDS, gay men, bisexual men, HIV infection, sexual behavior, culture, anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034317
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034317.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas A. Feldman, editor
SUNY Brockport

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2 Gay Men, Syphilis, and HIV

FREDERICK R. BLOOM, JAMI S. LEICHLITER, DAVID K. WHITTIER, and JANET W. MCGRATH

4 Gay Men, Language, and AIDS

WILLIAM L. LEAP, and SAMUEL COLÓN

6 “Not One Inch”

DOUGLAS A. FELDMAN

9 Ethnographic Fieldwork on Sexual Behavior

MARCELO MONTES PENHA, MICHELE G. SHEDLIN, CAROL A. REISEN, PAUL J. POPPEN, FERNANDA T. BIANCHI, CARLOS U. DECENA, and MARIA CECILIA ZEA

11 Developing HIV Behavioral Interventions for Men Who Have Sex with Men

MARY SPINK NEUMANN, JEFFREY H. HERBST, and CAROLYN A. GUENTHER-GREY

14 Gay Men, Sex, and HIV/AIDS in Belgium

JOHN VINCKE, RALPH BOLTON, and RUDI BLEYS

15 Postscript

DOUGLAS A. FELDMAN

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