AIDS, Drugs and Prevention: Perspectives on Individual and by Tim Rhodes, Richard Hartnoll

By Tim Rhodes, Richard Hartnoll

AIDS, medicines and Prevention brings jointly more than a few foreign contributions at the study, concept and perform of constructing community-based HIV prevention. It goals to appreciate how person activities to avoid HIV transmission are restricted and inspired by means of situational and social context. Drawing on ethnographic and epidemiological study between populations of drug clients, intercourse employees and homosexual males, it explores how destiny HIV prevention interventions can objective alterations on the point of the person in addition to on the point of the neighborhood and wider social atmosphere. AIDS, medicines and Prevention bargains sensible and theoretical insights into community-based healthiness paintings for the duration of AIDS. It offers useful examining for college kids, teachers, researchers and practioners in health and wellbeing advertising, health and wellbeing coverage, social paintings and scientific sociology.

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As drugs have been demonised and drug users vilified, it has become possible to view drug users as the authors of their own condition, and to punish them severely for their ‘immorality’, their ‘weakness’, and their ‘sinful’ attributes. As the inevitable conclusion, drug users become the target of persecution. Through this process, society hopes to define itself by what it will not tolerate. Unchampioned and unpopular, drug users are easy scapegoats and the frequent target of elected politicians who hope to garner votes by playing on the fear of drugs and drug users.

Second, opponents have argued that any loosening of restrictions on access to drug paraphernalia will undermine drug abuse prevention efforts by sending a mixed message which condemns drug use on the one hand, but condones it on the other by supplying the tools necessary for injecting. Some have argued that if AIDS is a possible outcome of drug abuse, then drug users should be held accountable for their decision to inject drugs, even if this means infection with an incurable disease. , 1993). , 1989).

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