By Peter Aggleton
Because the early days of the epidemic, there was a lot curiosity within the position that bisexual behaviour between males may possibly play in HIV transmission. this article experiences from a world standpoint what has been realized approximately male bisexuality in international locations as different as Peru and Britain. Its authors research the types that bisexuality takes in several cultures, what it capability to the lads involved, and even if such behaviour poses designated dangers. the consequences of such enquiry for HIV prevention efforts also are tested.
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Extra resources for Bisexualities and AIDS: International Perspectives (Social Aspects of Aids Series)
NATIONAL AIDS SECRETARIAT (1994) Towards a National HIV/AIDS Research Planning Process: A Discussion Paper, Ottawa, National AIDS Secretariat. OBN NEWS (1991) Toronto, Ontario, May. OBN NEWS (1993) Toronto, Ontario, July/August. ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH (1992) HIV/AIDS Education in Ontario: From Information to Behaviour Change, the Evolution of AIDS Television Advertising, Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Health. ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH (1994) Anonymous HIV Testing Evaluation— January 1992 to June 1993, Toronto, AIDS Bureau.
It will focus primarily on research definitions, behavioural manifestations, and the political movement and organization of bisexuals in relation to HIV/AIDS. Published research, largely epidemiological, relating to the sexual behaviour of various populations since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic will be the predominant source of information. This documentation is critical because it is the only Canadian information currently available on bisexuality. While these data shed some light on the national picture as well as on regional variation, they ultimately raise more questions than answers.
Gay men. It is most probable that a combination of these two is closest to the mark. This chapter interrogates Australian research on bisexually active men from this perspective. First, it assesses what is known about such men when compared with exclusively homosexual men. Where possible, we also compare those who are not socially or culturally attached to a gay community with those who are. We include in our examination: demographic characteristics, relationship status, ‘sexual identity’, the nature of the contexts in which bisexual men engage in male-to-male sex, including relationship status, places where male sexual partners are sought and places where male-to-male sex is practised; safety of male-to-male sex; and, where possible, information about heterosexual sexual practice.
Bisexualities and AIDS: International Perspectives (Social Aspects of Aids Series) by Peter Aggleton