HIV Prevention

HIV Prevention
Author: Kenneth H. Mayer,H.F. Pizer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2009-03-13
ISBN 10: 9780080921297
ISBN 13: 0080921299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HIV Prevention Book Review:

HIV/AIDS continues to be the pandemic of our times and there has not been a comprehensive medically based AIDS prevention book published in the last 5 years. It is estimated that 36 to 45 million people including 2-3 million children already are infected worldwide and an additional 4-7 million more are infected each year. There are about 6,000 new infections daily and about 12 million AIDS orphans. People receiving AIDS treatments feel well and have no detectable viral load, but still can infect others. And even when a vaccine is found, it will take many years before it can be administered across the developing world. * Discusses all aspects of AIDS prevention, from epidemiology, molecular immunology and virology to the principles of broad-based public health prevention interventions. * Special focus on the array of interventions that have been proven effective through rigorous study * Identifies new trends in HIV/AID epidemiology and their impact on creating and implementing prevention interventions * Incorporates virology, biology, infectious diseases, vaccinology, microbicides and research methodologies into AIDS prevention

Women and HIV Prevention in Canada

Women and HIV Prevention in Canada
Author: Jacqueline Gahagan
Publsiher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-03
ISBN 10: 0889614865
ISBN 13: 9780889614864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and HIV Prevention in Canada Book Review:

Women and HIV Prevention in Canada is a comprehensive collection of original readings that examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in Canada. It takes as its point of departure the lessons from the past two decades of HIV prevention efforts with an eye to advancing research, policy, and programmatic responses in a collaborative, multidisciplinary manner. The book includes contributions from academics, researchersof topics, including the epidemiology of women and HIV/AIDS in Canada, enhanced surveillance specific to women, pregnancy and fertility issues, housing as a determinant of health, HIV prevention and prisons, new HIV prevention technologies, race, transgender issues, and other pressing primary and secondary HIV prevention issues for women. Each chapter concludes with problem-based learning scenarios and discussion questions, making the book a valuable resource for students, as well as practitioners and researchers in epidemiology in community health, sociology of health, nursing, health promotion, health service administration, social work, and health policy.

HIV AIDS Prevention

HIV AIDS Prevention
Author: Doreen D. Salina
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2014-03-05
ISBN 10: 1317789717
ISBN 13: 9781317789710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HIV AIDS Prevention Book Review:

Develop a positive working relationship between researchers and community groups focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, and discover how to evaluate HIV/AIDS programs! An indispensable manual for everyone involved with HIV/AIDS research, prevention techniques, and the needs of individuals with HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Prevention: Current Issues in Community Practice covers everything from the likelihood of condom usage by college women to the psychological effects on minority men infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. Essential reading for psychologists, research scientists who work with communities or who are involved in AIDS prevention programs, and for care takers of people with HIV/AIDS, Contemporary Topics in HIV/AIDS Prevention covers the necessary collaborative steps needed to create a positive researcher/community based organization (COB) partnership that will benefit researchers and those affected by the disease. In HIV/AIDS Prevention, you will examine many different models designed to effectively foster a positive researcher/CBO relationship while learning how to overcome problems you may encounter when researching a social issue or working with a researcher. This book also explains how and why many HIV prevention programs have been poorly evaluated due to a lack of funds and social politics. In addition, you will discover how you can obtain and/or perform a true evaluation of an HIV prevention program. In HIV/AIDS Prevention, you will explore many important issues and factors that help create successful programs, including: factors necessary for valid HIV/AIDS prevention program evaluations assessments of coping strategies, psychological variables, and the physical well-being of African- American and Latino men living with HIV/AIDS steps for the collaborative process between researchers and community groups making a good match between community-based organizations and researchers HIV/AIDS Prevention gives you pertinent information and guidelines for selecting a community-based organization to work with and the steps to creating a successful relationship. This book will give you the strategies and information you need in order to give pastoral support and prevention education to at-risk individuals. You will discover what is necessary for a true HIV/AIDS prevention program evaluation.

HIV AIDS

HIV AIDS
Author: Kathy S. Stolley,John E. Glass
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0313344213
ISBN 13: 9780313344213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HIV AIDS Book Review:

The history, symptoms, prevention, and current issues surrounding HIV and AIDS are discussed, along with a focus on special populations struggling with the disease. * 10 illustrations

Access to HIV Prevention

Access to HIV Prevention
Author: Global HIV Prevention Working Group
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106016097609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Access to HIV Prevention Book Review:

"This report by the Global HIV Prevention Working Group provides, for the first time, a region-by-region analysis of gaps in access to HIV prevention interventions, examines current spending levels versus projected need, and recommends funding and programmatic activities to avert 29 million of the 45 million new HIV infections projected between 2002 and 2010."--T.p verso.

Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement

Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement
Author: Scott D. Rhodes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1493909002
ISBN 13: 9781493909001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement Book Review:

HIV continues to be a profound challenge facing communities nationally and internationally. Until a vaccine or a cure is found, prevention remains a most crucial line of defense. However, the successes made to reduce exposure and transmission have not benefited all communities equally. HIV continues to affect vulnerable communities, and HIV-related health disparities are growing. The work documented in Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement spotlights the effectiveness of community involvement to reduce HIV infections in the United States. This timely resource introduces the concepts of community engagement, partnership, and community-based participatory research (CBPR). Contributors provide detailed examples of these concepts in which diverse research partners blend their unique insights and skills to arrive at an authentic understanding of phenomena and inform the translation of best practices and processes to enhance equity in HIV prevention and treatment. Equitable interactive collaboration is central to these efforts, in which community members and representatives from organizations, the scientific and medical sectors, and other relevant agencies nurture long-term health improvement through sustained teamwork. Challenges and barriers to effective engagement are identified, as are characteristics of successful partnerships. Included in the book: Details of a multigenerational HIV prevention intervention in a rural southeastern community. The challenges and successes of developing, implementing, and evaluating an intervention for higher-risk predominately heterosexual black men in college. The history of gay community involvement in HIV prevention and its contributions to the theory and current practice of engagement. Next steps in the integration of HIV-related policy change and research. Community engagement within American Indian communities. Keys to sustaining a CBPR partnership to prevent HIV within ethnic, sexual, and gender minority communities. Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement offers researchers and practitioners in public health, community health, and medicine guidance on community engagement that is both inspiring and realistic. “Community engagement and knowledge continue to be essential to prevent HIV infections. This book is a compilation of the state-of-the-science of engagement and delves deeper into the meaning and utilization of community-based participatory research, with implications that reach beyond the HIV epidemic to public health and medicine in general.” - Laura C. Leviton, PhD, Senior Advisor for Evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ

Handbook of Economic Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs

Handbook of Economic Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs
Author: David R. Holtgrave
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1489918787
ISBN 13: 9781489918789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Economic Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs Book Review:

If resources for HIV prevention efforts were truly unlimited, then this book would be en tirely unnecessary. In a world with limitless support for HIV prevention activities, one would simply implement all effective (or potentially effective) programs without regard to expense. We would do everything useful to prevent the further spread of the virus that has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States and millions of lives worldwide. Unfortunately, funding for HIV prevention programs is limited. Even though the amount of available funding may seem quite large (especially in the United States), it is still fixed and not sufficient to meet all needs for such programs. This was very well illustrated in the summer of 1997 when over 500 community-based organizations applied for a combined total of $18 million of HIV prevention funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Less than one-fifth ofthese organizations received support via this funding mechanism. Hence, although $18 million may seem like a large amount of money at first blush, it is not enough to meet all of the prevention needs that could be addressed by these community-based organizations.

Socialising the Biomedical Turn in HIV Prevention

Socialising the Biomedical Turn in HIV Prevention
Author: Susan Kippax,Niamh Stephenson
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 178308507X
ISBN 13: 9781783085071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socialising the Biomedical Turn in HIV Prevention Book Review:

This book concerns HIV prevention. In it the authors argue that until the world focuses its attention on the social issues carried and revealed by AIDS, it is unlikely that HIV transmission will be eradicated or even significantly reduced. The book argues that we are currently witnessing the remedicalisation or the continuing biomedicalisation of HIV prevention, which began in earnest after the development of successful HIV treatment, and that this biomedical trajectory continues with the increasing push to use HIV treatments as prevention, undermining what has been in many countries a successful prevention response. This wide-ranging study argues that HIV prevention involves enabling people and communities to discuss sex, sexuality and drug use and, informed by these discussion, devising locally effective strategies for promoting safe sexual and drug injection practices.

Review of the HIVNET 012 Perinatal HIV Prevention Study

Review of the HIVNET 012 Perinatal HIV Prevention Study
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Reviewing the HIVNET 012 Perinatal HIV Prevention Study
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2005-09-05
ISBN 10: 0309096510
ISBN 13: 9780309096515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Review of the HIVNET 012 Perinatal HIV Prevention Study Book Review:

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 afflicts hundreds of thousands of children every year, especially in parts of the world such as sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV infection is prevalent and resources are limited. This tragic reality has spurred researchers to search for an effective, safe, and inexpensive treatment that could reduce the risk of perinatal HIV transmission. The HIVNET 012 trial was designed to provide preliminary information on the comparative safety and efficacy of two relatively simple and inexpensive short courses of oral antiretroviral treatment likely to be feasible in resource-limited settings. The resulting report identified some problems with procedures and documentation, but concluded that these issues did not compromise the results of the study. However, these issues have led to public scrutiny and continued controversy. Review of the HIVNET 012 Perinatal HIV Prevention Study critically and objectively evaluates the study's design and conduct, and assesses the impact of the initial procedural issues on the validity of the overall findings and conclusions of the trial.

Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention

Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention
Author: Rachel E Golden,Charles B. Collins,Shayna D Cunningham,Emily N Newman,Josefina J. Card
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-05-25
ISBN 10: 1461470137
ISBN 13: 9781461470137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Evidence Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention Book Review:

​​​​ ​ Providing detailed information on structural HIV prevention interventions, this book is intended for health care practitioners and researchers to plan, implement, and evaluate such interventions in their own communities. As defined by the CDC, structural interventions focus on the physical, social, cultural, political, economic, legal, and/or policy aspects of the environment. Designed to reach a large number of individuals, structural interventions usually occur across entire communities, cities, or countries. As a result, the resources required to initiate structural interventions can far exceed those required for smaller-scale behavioral programs. However, changes from structural interventions have the potential to last over time, even after the programs have ended, resulting in effective use of public and private prevention resources.​ Because the reach of structural interventions is typically larger than that of individual- or group-focused interventions (for example, the 100% Condom Use Program, which was implemented countrywide in Thailand), their influence may be equally—if not more—significant.This book is a resource for health practitioners, educators, and researchers who seek HIV/AIDS structural prevention programs that have been shown to be effective in their regions or for their target populations (e.g. injection drug users, commercial sex workers, or the general public). With extensive case studies, the book classifies interventions according to the desired outcomes (specific behavior or policy changes) so that the reader may focus on examples of programs with similar goals and target populations to their own. Addresses the quintessential public health ethical dilemma regarding which types of environmental changes should be mandatory via legislation and which should be voluntary, promoted via programmatic, practice, and policy change. ​

Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs

Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs
Author: Edward H. Kaplan,Ron Brookmeyer
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300128223
ISBN 13: 9780300128222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs Book Review:

How successful are HIV prevention programs? Which HIV prevention programs are most cost effective? Which programs are worth expanding and which should be abandoned altogether? This book addresses the quantitative evaluation of HIV prevention programs, assessing for the first time several different quantitative methods of evaluation. The authors of the book include behavioral scientists, biologists, economists, epidemiologists, health service researchers, operations researchers, policy makers, and statisticians. They present a wide variety of perspectives on the subject, including an overview of HIV prevention programs in developing countries, economic analyses that address questions of cost effectiveness and resource allocation, case studies such as Israel’s ban on Ethiopian blood donors, and descriptions of new methodologies and problems.

Remaking HIV Prevention in the 21st Century

Remaking HIV Prevention in the 21st Century
Author: Sarah Bernays,Adam Bourne,Susan Kippax,Peter Aggleton,Richard Guy Parker
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 303069819X
ISBN 13: 9783030698195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remaking HIV Prevention in the 21st Century Book Review:

This edited collection brings together the social dimensions of three key aspects of recent biomedical advance in HIV research: Treatment as Prevention (TasP), new technologies such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and the Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U) movement. The growth of new forms of biomedical HIV prevention has created hope for the future, signalling the possibility of a world without AIDS. In this context, the volume discusses the profound social, political and ethical dilemmas raised by such advances, which are to do with readiness, access, equity and availability. It examines how HIV prevention has been, and is, re-framed in policy, practice and research, and asks: How best can new biomedical technologies be made available in a profoundly unequal world? What new understandings of responsibility and risk will emerge as HIV becomes a more manageable condition? What new forms of blame will emerge in a context where the technologies to prevent HIV exist, but are not always used? How best can we balance public healths concern for adherence and compliance with the rights of individuals to decide on what is best for themselves and others? Few of these questions have thus far received serious consideration in the academic literature. The editors, all leaders in the social aspects of HIV, have brought together an innovative and international collection of essays by top thinkers and practitioners in the field of HIV. This book is an important resource for academics and professionals interested in HIV research. Chapters "Anticipating Policy, Orienting Services, Celebrating Provision: Reflecting on Scotlands PrEP Journey", "How the science of HIV treatment-as-prevention restructured PEPFARs strategy: The case for scaling up ART in epidemic control countries", "Stigma and confidentiality indiscretions: Intersecting obstacles to the delivery of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to adolescent girls and young women in east Zimbabwe" and "The drive to take an HIV test in rural Uganda: a risk to prevention for young people?" are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention

Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention
Author: Lisa A. Eaton,Seth C. Kalichman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1461488451
ISBN 13: 9781461488453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention Book Review:

Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives Lisa A. Eaton and Seth C. Kalichman, editors Three decades into the epidemic, a great deal is known about HIV and its transmission, more people are living with the disease, and the virus is no longer seen as a death sentence. But new people continue to be infected with HIV each year, making prevention strategies that are medically effective and behaviorally engaging as urgent a priority as ever. Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives assembles the latest improvements, barriers to implementation, and possibilities for--and challenges to--future progress. Innovations such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (antiretroviral regimens for the high-risk uninfected) and treatment as prevention (early use of ART to reduce infectiousness of new patients) are examined, as are current findings on ongoing prevention and treatment concerns. Contributors illuminate the complex realities entailing adherence, pointing out technological, behavioral, and cultural roadblocks as well as opportunities to significantly reduce infection rates. Detailed up-to-the-minute coverage includes: Prevention services for persons living with HIV Adherence to HIV treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis Advocating for rectal microbicides and safe lubricants Mental health and substance use in the scale-up of HIV prevention Risk compensation in response to HIV prevention Implementing biomedical HIV prevention advances: reports from South Africa, Uganda, Australia, Thailand, United States, Ecuador, and Peru Researchers, practitioners, and policy makers working in the fields of HIV/AIDS and public health will look toward Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives as both a means for developing and assessing current programs and a blueprint for the next generation of prevention efforts.

HIV Prevention in the Third Decade

HIV Prevention in the Third Decade
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C095448393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HIV Prevention in the Third Decade Book Review:

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose
Author: Institute of Medicine,Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee on HIV Prevention Strategies in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2001-03-02
ISBN 10: 0309071372
ISBN 13: 9780309071376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Time to Lose Book Review:

The United States has spent two productive decades implementing a variety of prevention programs. While these efforts have slowed the rate of infection, challenges remain. The United States must refocus its efforts to contain the spread of HIV and AIDS in a way that would prevent as many new HIV infections as possible. No Time to Lose presents the Institute of Medicine’s framework for a national prevention strategy.

Islam and Health Policies Related to HIV Prevention in Malaysia

Islam and Health Policies Related to HIV Prevention in Malaysia
Author: Sima Barmania,Michael J. Reiss
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN 10: 3319689096
ISBN 13: 9783319689098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam and Health Policies Related to HIV Prevention in Malaysia Book Review:

This salient text presents a culturally aware public health approach to the HIV epidemic in Malaysia, a country emblematic of the Muslim world's response to the crisis. It explores complex interactions of religion with health as a source of coping as well as stigma and denial, particularly as Islam plays a central role in Malaysian culture, politics, and policy. At the heart of the book, a groundbreaking study analyzes attitudes and behaviors toward prevention among diverse people living with HIV, faith leaders, and government health officials. From these findings, readers gain insight into how health professionals, policymakers, and organizations can create appropriate prevention programs in Malaysia, with implications for other Muslim countries. This timely volume: Situates Malaysia and the Asian Pacific region in the context of the HIV epidemic. Analyzes ways Islamic beliefs can shape perceptions of HIV and prevention policy. Reviews a unique study of stakeholder opinions and practices regarding HIV. Discusses the consequences of Islamic rulings on sex outside marriage. Offers recommendations for effective HIV prevention practice and policy. Islam and Health Policies Related to HIV Prevention in Malaysia is of immediate relevance to researchers studying HIV prevention, social aspects of religion, sexuality, and sex education. Policymakers in health promotion and health education as well as graduate students in sex education, sociology, psychology, and cultural studies should also find it useful.

Bioethical Challenges in New Hiv Prevention Technologies

Bioethical Challenges in New Hiv Prevention Technologies
Author: Calvin Gwandure,Ruth Gwandure
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN 10: 1543489648
ISBN 13: 9781543489644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioethical Challenges in New Hiv Prevention Technologies Book Review:

Ruth Gwandure earned her master of science degree in medicine (bioethics and law) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research and consulting fields include bioethics, health law, environmental bioethics, research ethics, HIV and AIDS, ethics and law, clinical ethics, and HIV counselling and testing in schools. Calvin Gwandure has a PhD in psychology. He graduated from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. His research and consulting fields include HIV and AIDS prevention, new HIV prevention technologies, HIV risk behavior, and group behavior. Clinical trials on HIV and AIDS prevention face challenges associated with infection of participants with HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Participants also experience adverse events associated with voluntary medical male circumcision and the use of microbicides and vaccines in clinical trials. The results obtained from clinical trials investigating the efficacy of microbicides and vaccines in preventing HIV infection are disappointing, but there is hope that one day a breakthrough could be made. Clinical trials on voluntary medical male circumcision and preexposure prophylaxis have shown positive results that warranted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The major challenge experienced in new HIV prevention clinical trials that are underway and in approved interventions that are being scaled up apparently relates to HIV incidence that threatens the social value and scientific validity of the interventions. Paradoxically, the clinical trials and scale-up interventions have become the new sources of HIV infection although the hypothesized benefit to be realized in the end is conceptualized as outweighing the current risks involved.

Handbook of HIV Prevention

Handbook of HIV Prevention
Author: John L. Peterson,Ralph J. DiClemente
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2000-02-29
ISBN 10: 9780306462238
ISBN 13: 0306462230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of HIV Prevention Book Review:

The Handbook of HIV Prevention is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the theories, methods and approaches for reducing HIV-associated risk behaviors. It represents the first single source of information about HIV prevention research in developed and developing countries. The Handbook addresses the subject of HIV prevention from two interrelated perspectives. First, it presents the seminal theories currently used to guide the development and implementation of HIV prevention interventions. Second, it describes prevention approaches for diverse populations at risk of HIV infection. This Handbook provides a compilation of knowledge on HIV prevention by the leading authorities in the field, and will be an important resource for students, researchers and clinicians in the field.

Men at Risk

Men at Risk
Author: Shari Dworkin
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-12-04
ISBN 10: 1479806455
ISBN 13: 9781479806454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Men at Risk Book Review:

Although the first AIDS cases were attributed to men having sex with men, over 70% of HIV infections worldwide are now estimated to occur through sex between women and men. In Men at Risk, Shari L. Dworkin argues that the centrality of heterosexual relationship dynamics to the transmission of HIV means that both women and men need to be taken into account in gender-specific HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. She looks at the “costs of masculinity” that shape men’s HIV risks, such as their initiation of sex and their increased status from sex with multiple partners. Engaging with the common paradigm in HIV research that portrays only women—and not heterosexually active men—as being “vulnerable” to HIV, Dworkin examines the gaps in public health knowledge that result in substandard treatment for HIV transmission and infection among heterosexual men both domestically and globally. She examines a vast array of structural factors that shape men’s HIV transmission risks and also focuses on a relatively new category of global health programs with men known as “gender-transformative” that seeks to move men in the direction of gender equality in the name of improved health. Dworkin makes suggestions for the next generation of gender-transformative health interventions by calling for masculinities-based and structurally driven HIV prevention programming. Thoroughly researched and theoretically grounded, Men at Risk presents a unique approach to HIV prevention at the intersection of sociological and public health research.

Modernizing Sexuality

Modernizing Sexuality
Author: Anne Esacove
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 0190610832
ISBN 13: 9780190610838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modernizing Sexuality Book Review:

Moving beyond the boundaries of HIV scholarship, Modernizing Sexuality shows how Western idealizations of normative sexuality and the power of modernity intersect in U.S. HIV prevention policy. In this book, Anne Esacove gathers interview, archival, and ethnographic data from the United States and Malawi to reveal failing U.S. prevention efforts. As seen in the promotion of "love matches" and women's right to "say no" to sex, modernization embedded within U.S. policy actually limits action against this widespread epidemic, and even exacerbates HIV risk among women. Instead, by illuminating the collective solutions and multiple paths of prevention used by Malawians, Esacove's analysis expertly exposes these fundamental flaws and provides direction for potentially more effective strategies. Through this analysis, Modernizing Sexuality not only reveals major U.S. health policy flaws, but asks important questions about prevention narratives, medicalizing social justice advocacy, and feminist and sexuality theories as a guide for HIV prevention policy. Closing with an alternative narrative, Esacove reimagines risk and offers readers innovative prevention strategies to guide future policy endeavors.