The Environmental Contexts of AIDS


This text presents realistic approaches to the prevention of HIV infection by looking at health and behavior from an environmental perspective. The text demonstrates that health cannot be separated from the "total" environment if we are to be effective in planning for health and HIV prevention. The view of AIDS as simply a bio-medical problem is challenged and individual responsibility for health is enlarged. Those making decisions about HIV prevention need to respond to and attempt to understand complex social and cultural issues like sexuality, drug use, and alternative lifestyles to be effective.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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