Beyond Condoms:  Alternative Approaches to HIV Prevention

Beyond Condoms: Alternative Approaches to HIV Prevention

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The HIV epidemic, now entering its third decade, has become the greatest threat to human health in history. Since the advent of this virus, male latex condoms have been the mainstay of prevention efforts. However, few find the prospect of a lifetime of condom use to be practical, appealing, or, in some instances, possible.
A growing view in HIV prevention is that the one-size-fits-all approach may not be the most effective public health strategy. Rather, different approaches or combinations of approaches may be optimal for particular individuals in diverse life circumstances. Also, the simplistic prevention approaches of the past need to be strengthened based on the advances that have been made in behavioral, social, and biomedical science. This book describes a set of prevention strategies that do not solely rely on male condoms, including:
the use of HIV antibody testing and `negotiated safety';
abstinence;
control of sexually transmitted diseases;
treatment advances as prevention;
woman-controlled technologies;
structural interventions; and
psychopharmacology to assist with behavior change.
Much of this book reflects cutting-edge science that has only recently become available, making this a comprehensive assortment of new approaches to HIV prevention.
This book will be of interest to HIV prevention scientists, health psychologists, health educators, and public health workers in the communities at risk.

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Published 01 January 2002
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EAN13 0306475189
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Language English

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Contents
Negotiated Safety Agreements Among Gay Men SUSANKIPPAX
Structural Barriers and Facilitators in HIV Prevention: A Review of International Research CHARLESKLEIN,DELIAEASTON ANDRICHARDPARKER
FemaleControlled Prevention Technologies JANETS.MOORE ANDMARTHAROGERS
STD Diagnosis and Treatment as an HIV Prevention Strategy SEVGIO.ARAL ANDTHOMASA.PETERMAN
HIV Treatment Advances as Prevention LYNNPAXTON ANDROBERTJANSSEN
The Abstinence Strategy for Reducing Sexual Risk Behavior JOHNB. JEMMOTTIIIANDDANAFRY
Assessing the Costeffectiveness of Alternative Approaches to HIV Prevention STEVEND. PINKERTON, ANDDAVIDR. HOLTGRAVE
"Gray Area Behaviors" and Partner Selection Strategies RICHARDJ. WOLITSKI ANDBERNARDM. BRANSON
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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors as a Treatment for Sexual Compulsivity TROYSUAREZ,ANNO'LEARY ,JONMORGENSTERN,ANDREA ALLEN, ANDERICHOLLANDER.
Prevention Triage: Optimizing Multiple HIV Intervention Strategies ANNO'LEARY,THOMASPETERMAN, AND SEVGIO. ARAL
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