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HIV and Sex : The Psychosocial and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-seropositive Gay and Bisexual Men's Relationships - Perry N. Halkitis

HIV and Sex

The Psychosocial and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-seropositive Gay and Bisexual Men's Relationships

By: Perry N. Halkitis (Editor), Cynthia A. Gomez (Editor), Richard J. Wolitski (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 2005
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HIV is no longer a death sentence and persons with HIV are living longer, healthier and more sexually active lives. Nevertheless, the sexual practices fo gay men libing with HIV have largely been ignored. This book illuminates the struggles faced by HIV-positive gay and bisexual men as sexual beings, but also describes the myriad ways in which many of these men are able to celebrate their sexuality. This distinictive and timely volume offers meaningful and practical information for anyone working with HIV seropositive gay and bisexual men in both research and service domains.

Understanding the sexual lives of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men : an overview of the seropositive urban men's studyp. 3
The meanings of sex for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men : emotions, physically, and affirmations of selfp. 21
HIV-positive gay and bisexual men's perspectives on establishing and maintaining relationshipsp. 39
Between the sheets and between the ears : sexual practices and risk beliefs of HIV-positive gay and bisexual menp. 55
Spoken and unspoken desires : sexual negotiation and communication strategies among HIV-positive gay and bisexual menp. 73
Culture matters : the role of race and ethnicity in the sexual lives of HIV-positive gay and bisexual menp. 87
I have something to tell you : HIV serostatus disclosure practices of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men with sex partnersp. 101
Guessing games : sex partner serostatus assumptions among HIV-positive gay and bisexual menp. 121
Cause and effect : attributions about becoming HIV-positive and safer-sex decision making among gay and bisexual menp. 133
It takes two to tango : HIV-positive gay and bisexual men's beliefs about their responsibility to protect others from HIV infectionp. 147
Under the influence : alcohol and drug use and sexual behavior among HIV-positive gay and bisexual menp. 163
Brief encounters : the roles of public and commercial sex environments in the sexual lives of HIV-positive gay and bisexual menp. 183
Wishful thinking? : HIV treatment optimism and sexual behavior among HIV-positive gay and bisexual menp. 201
With a little help from my friends : community affiliation and perceived social support among HIV-positive gay and bisexual menp. 217
Listening to gay and bisexual men living with HIV : implications of the seropositive urban men's study for psychology and public healthp. 233
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ISBN: 9781591472452
ISBN-10: 1591472458
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 18.42  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.71