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Learning to Trust : Australian Responses to Aids - Paul Sendziuk

Learning to Trust

Australian Responses to Aids

Paperback Published: 1st November 2003
ISBN: 9780868407180
Number Of Pages: 280

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2003 marks the twentieth anniversary of the first case of HIV-AIDS in Australia. Despite an initial climate of panic and stigmatisation, the country developed a pragmatic and innovative response to AIDS. Working from an extensive array of documents and interviews with key participants, Australia's response to the epidemic is examined to establish why it has been one of most effective responses in the world.

Introductionp. 1
'Anally injected death sentence' : the 'homosexual lifestyle' and the origins of AIDSp. 11
Securing Australia's blood : people with haemophilia in crisisp. 29
Beyond blame : Queensland babies and the construction of homosexual guiltp. 56
Challenges to the traditional model of infectious disease controlp. 81
'If it's not on, it's not on' : the triumph of safe sex and community-based educationp. 106
'Is it safe to go bowling? : reconsidering the 'grim reaper' AIDS education campaignp. 136
Diving under the 'second wave' : needle and syringe exchange and HIV preventionp. 159
'Cash is not a body fluid, HIV is not spread on credit cards' : the case of HIV-positive sex workersp. 177
People living with HIV/AIDS take the stagep. 199
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ISBN: 9780868407180
ISBN-10: 0868407186
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st November 2003
Publisher: UNSW Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54