Bisexualities and AIDS: International Perspectives (Social by Peter Aggleton

By Peter Aggleton

Because the early days of the epidemic, there was a lot curiosity within the position that bisexual behaviour between males may possibly play in HIV transmission. this article experiences from a world point of view what has been discovered approximately male bisexuality in international locations as various as Peru and Britain. Its authors study the types that bisexuality takes in several cultures, what it capability to the lads involved, and even if such behaviour poses specified dangers. the results of such enquiry for HIV prevention efforts also are tested.

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These authorities may have policies that scrutinize places where bisexual men may be seeking sexual partners, and therefore limit outreach and contact with these men. As suggested earlier by Allman’s analysis (1994), some of the more traditional methods of contacting and finding sex partners may be replaced by the modern technologies of telephone networks and computer bulletin boards. In the absence of a strong foundation of research into bisexualities and HIV/ AIDS in Canada, the research agenda remains open.

HIV/AIDS in many ways has reshaped the way research is carried out. Firstly, we have seen a blending of many of the traditional disciplines. Among epidemiologists there is increased recognition of the importance of behaviour in order to understand where the epidemic is going (Chin, 1994). Boulton (1994) has emphasized some of the challenges in this area. She has noted that many of the behaviours thought to transmit HIV are private and difficult to investigate, and many of the people considered to be at high risk of HIV infection are among the least accessible to social research.

Second, it was conceptually difficult to know how best to typify the bisexual man and then to locate representative individuals to participate in focus groups. Ultimately the process involved the recruitment of two groups of men who currently were having sex with men, one made up of gay fathers who recently had been involved in marriages and who had children, and another comprised of men still in relationships with women. The main goal of these focus groups was to find out what would motivate bisexual men to change their behaviour.

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