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Men at risk : masculinity, heterosexuality, and HIV prevention

Author: Shari L Dworkin
Publisher: New York : New York University, [2015]
Series: Biopolitics (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shari L Dworkin
ISBN: 9781479806454 1479806455 9780814720769 0814720765
OCLC Number: 906010523
Description: viii, 231 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Masculinity and HIV/AIDS prevention : heterosexually active men as the "forgotten group"? --
Vulnerable women, invulnerable men? the need for intersectionality in HIV/AIDS prevention --
Women's empowerment and work with men in HIV and antiviolence programs --
"One man can" : a women's rights and masculinities-focused gender-transformative HIV and antiviolence program in South Africa --
"Being a better man" : masculinities and gender transformation in HIV and violence prevention programs --
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Series Title: Biopolitics (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Shari L. Dworkin.

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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.

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Men at Risk offers an incisive critique of several decades of HIV prevention programming that has largely rendered heterosexually-active men invisible to public health knowledge and practice.It Read more...

 
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