CONTRIBUTORS: Viviane Namaste, T.H. Vukov, Nada Saghie, Robin Williamson, Jacky Valée, M. LaFrenière, M. Lerous, Andréa Monette, Joseph Jean-Gilles
PUBLISHER: University of Toronto Press
HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities
by Viviane Namaste, T.H. Vukov, Nada Saghie, Robin Williamson, Jacky Valée, M. LaFrenière, M. Lerous, Andréa Monette, Joseph Jean-Gilles
Why is there so little HIV education at present directed towards bisexual men and women? This book offers a critical analysis of the issues in public health research and education that prevent adequate attention from being paid to bisexual realities. Addressing the implications of such limited knowledge, the authors raise important questions about the weaknesses of our current response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Through interviews with a variety of bisexual men and women, HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities uncovers innovative, important directions to consider for more effective HIV prevention strategies. The authors’ epistemological and methodological assessments of the current state of HIV/AIDS education will be indispensable for community health educators, policy makers, and those who study or work in public health.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 1. The Epistemology of Epidemiology: Understanding the Knowledge and Limits of Public Health Research and Education
- 2. Institutional Ethnography: Understanding the Links between Research, Policy, and Education on HIV/AIDS
- 3. Methods and Methodology: Designing an HIV Prevention Research Project Relevant to People Who Have Sexual Relations with Both Men and Women
- 4. ‘The Message Is Ugly, You Know?’ Limits of HIV Education in Québec
- 5. ‘Cherchez la femme’: The Exclusion of Women in HIV Education and Services
- 6. ‘And That’s a Big Gap, I Think’: Linking HIV/STD Education and Services
- 7. Connecting Knowledge and Action: Development and Distribution of HIV and STD Prevention Materials
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution