HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities: Bisexual Realities and HIV Educaton in Montreal

HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities: Bisexual Realities and HIV Educaton in Montreal

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802099938
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Viviane Namaste is Concordia University Research Chair in HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health and a professor in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University.



T.H. Vukov is a researcher and activist involved in a community advisory committee associated with the research for this book known as Projet Polyvalence (www.polyvalence.ca).



Nada Saghie is a researcher and activist involved in a community advisory committee associated with the research for this book known as Projet Polyvalence (www.polyvalence.ca).



Robin Williamson is a researcher and activist involved in a community advisory committee associated with the research for this book known as Projet Polyvalence (www.polyvalence.ca).



Jacky Vallée is a researcher and activist involved in a community advisory committee associated with the research for this book known as Projet Polyvalence (www.polyvalence.ca).



M. Lafrenière is a researcher and activist involved in a community advisory committee associated with the research for this book known as Projet Polyvalence (www.polyvalence.ca).



M. Leroux is a researcher and activist involved in a community advisory committee associated with the research for this book known as Projet Polyvalence (www.polyvalence.ca).



Andréa Monette is a researcher and activist involved in a community advisory committee associated with the research for this book known as Projet Polyvalence (www.polyvalence.ca).



Joseph Jean-Gilles is a researcher and activist involved in a community advisory committee associated with the research for this book known as Projet Polyvalence (www.polyvalence.ca).

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. The Epistemology of Epidemiology: Understanding the Knowledge and Limits of Public Health Research and Education
    1. Epidemiology as informing social science research
    2. Behaviour: limited as a basis for knowledge and education
    3. Evidence-based medicine and HIV education
    4. The cultural construction of epidemiological categories
      1. Epidemiology and gender: Where are the women in public health?
      2. Epidemiology and the erasure of bisexuality
      3. Race and public health: Cultural stereotypes and epidemiological research
    5. Conclusion
  2. Institutional Ethnography: Understanding the links between research, policy and education on HIV/AIDS
    1. Institutional ethnography
    2. Institutional ethnography and research methods: how to collect data
    3. A critical literature review
    4. "Leading Together": HIV/AIDS policy in Canada and how it informs education
    5. "Step up prevention efforts"
    6. Funding HIV/AIDS research in Canada
    7. "More information about the prevalence of bisexuality within the studied population"
    8. Whose community?
    9. Specific Populations: The exclusion of bisexuality in federal AIDS funding
    10. Conclusion
  3. Methods and Methodology: Designing an HIV Prevention Research Project Relevant to People who have Sexual Relations with both Men and Women
    1. Interviews
    2. Interview guide
    3. Recruitment
    4. Statistical overview of study respondents
    5. Community-based research and action research
    6. Conclusion
  4. "The message is ugly, you know?" Limits of HIV Education in Québec
    Information
    1. Current HIV campaigns: Shooting ourselves in the foot ?
      1. - "The message is ugly, you know?":
      2. Beyond fear-based HIV campaigns
      3. - Lack of information concerning both male and female partners in existing campaigns
      4. - Using plain language to get a message across
      5. - Diversity of people in educational campaigns: age, culture, multiple sexual partners, beauty
      6. - The need for practical information
    2. Suggested formats for HIV education
    3. Conclusion
  5. "Cherchez la femme": The exclusion of women in HIV education and services
    1. Cherchez la femme
    2. Content desired for inclusion in educational campaigns
    3. Conclusion
  6. "And that's a big gap, I think": Linking HIV/STD education and services
    Linking education and services
    1. Access to health care services for bisexual men and women
    2. Swingers: access to condoms
    3. "Et les filles?" The lack of sexual health information for bisexual women
    4. Suggestions for linking education and services
    5. Conclusion
  7. Connecting knowledge and action: Development and distribution of HIV and STD prevention materials
    1. Actions during the research process
    2. Development of educational posters
    3. Conclusion

Conclusion

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HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities is an important contribution to the social science literature on HIV/AIDS, and specifically prevention research. The authors break new ground, both theoretically and empirically, in exposing the silences in community-based HIV prevention. They are to be commended for taking their work one step further in designing prevention materials for the communities in question to respond to the qualitative data derived from their study.’

Michael Orsini

HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities is an important contribution to the social science literature on HIV/AIDS, and specifically prevention research. The authors break new ground, both theoretically and empirically, in exposing the silences in community-based HIV prevention. They are to be commended for taking their work one step further in designing prevention materials for the communities in question to respond to the qualitative data derived from their study.’
Michael Orsini, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

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