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Intimate details & vital statistics : AIDS, sexuality and the social order in New Zealand

Author: Peter Davis
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Auckland University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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It offers a history of AIDS in this country and presents important and interesting research into the disease and into areas of social life that have previously been obscured by myth, taboo and legal prohibition. Contributors discuss the epidemic from the perspective of the groups involved, and outline the unique response of the New Zealand government and the public - a panic-free response characterised by early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Davis
ISBN: 1869401395 9781869401399
OCLC Number: 36006250
Description: xiv, 234 p. : ill., port. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: AIDS, sexuality and the social order in New Zealand / Peter Davis and Bronwen Lichtenstein --
1. HIV infection and AIDS in New Zealand: a public health report / Nigel Dickson and Charlotte Paul --
2. 'Softly, softly': New Zealand law responds to AIDS / Ron Paterson --
3. Conservatism and constancy? New Zealand sexual culture in the era of AIDS / Peter Davis, Roy Lay Yee and Orly Jacobson --
4. Creating icons of AIDS: the media and popular culture / Bronwen Lichtenstein --
5. Men who have sex with men: sexual patterns in New Zealand / Heather Worth --
6. 'From grassroots to business suits': the gay community response to AIDS / Warren Lindberg and Judith McMorland --
7. Safe sex and parlour work: condom use by women parlour workers in and out of work / Austen Woods --
8. The Prostitutes' Collective: a uniquely New Zealand institution / Jane Chetwynd --
9. From a bang to a whimper: policy responses to injecting drug use and viral infection / Robert Kemp --
10. An intimate reliance: health reform, viral infection and the safety of blood products / Philippa Howden-Chapman, Julie Park and Kathryn Scott [and others] --
11. He taru tawhiti: Maori people and HIV/AIDS / John Broughton --
12. 'It could be me --
it could be you': women's experiences of HIV/AIDS in New Zealand / Penny Brander and Valerie Norton --
Conclusion: A viable partnership? / Peter Davis and Bronwen Lichtenstein.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Davis.
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