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AIDS, Identity, and Community
The HIV Epidemic and Lesbians and Gay Men

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May 1995 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"HIV alters the lives of anyone that it touches, whether they are gay or straight. This book looks at all of the aspects of how HIV/AIDS has altered the lives of those it touches. . . . The titles of the 12 chapters give an excellent overview of what is covered in these extremely well-written reports. . . . This is a must-read book for everyone. It should be in all libraries, including school libraries. Young adolescents who are facing the problem of coming out would benefit from this book." --AIDS Book Review Journal Hit hard by the AIDS epidemic in the United States and in much of Europe, the gay and lesbian community has been forced to examine existing notions of what it means to belong to a community based on sexual orientation. The editors of this second volume in the annual series Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Issues have collected a perceptive array of chapters that explore sexual behavior, personal identity, and community memberships of gay men and lesbian women. With the exception of a few, the chapters reflect study findings from AIDS-related research and include discussions of AIDS in large urban centers and in less populated settings outside of major AIDS epicenters. Focusing on underconsidered AIDS populations, the contributors explore specific topics concerning the AIDS epidemic among gay and bisexual men of color, lesbian women, and gay and lesbian youth. Accessible and sensitive, the book also examines relevant public policy, volunteerism, and long-term survival as important to AIDS awareness and education. AIDS, Identity, and Community is an appreciable resource for AIDS researchers and caregivers, mental health practitioners, social service professionals, behavioral and social science students, and any reader who seeks deeper insight into the complex and subtle areas of the lesbian and gay community in the AIDS era.

Gregory M Herek
Preface
Neal King
HIV and the Gay Male Community
One Clinician's Reflections over the Years  
Cynthia A Gómez
Lesbians at Risk for HIV
The Unresolved Debate  
Theo G M Sandfort
HIV/AIDS Prevention and the Impact of Attitudes towards Homosexuality and Bisexuality
Gregory M Herek and Eric K Glunt
Identity and Community among Gay and Bisexual Men in the AIDS Era
Preliminary Findings from the Sacramento Men's Health Study  
John L Peterson
AIDS-Related Risks and Same-Sex Behaviors among African American Men
Alex Carballo-Diéguez
The Sexual Identity and Behavior of Puerto Rican Men Who Have Sex with Men
Kyung-Hee Choi et al
AIDS Risk, Dual Identity and Community Response among Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men in San Francisco
Laura Dean
Psychosocial Stressors in a Panel of New York City Gay Men during the AIDS Epidemic
1985 to 1991  
Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Joyce Hunter and Margaret Rosario
Coming Out as Lesbian and Gay in the Era of AIDS
Robert H Remien and Judith G Rabkin
Long-Term Survival with AIDS and the Role of Community
Allen M Omoto and A Lauren Crain
AIDS Volunteerism
Lesbian and Gay Community-Based Responses to HIV  
William A Bailey
The Importance of HIV Prevention Programming to the Lesbian and Gay Community

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