Sexual ecology: AIDS and the destiny of gay men

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Plume, May 29, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 332 pages
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Intensively researched, passionately argued, and intellectually rigorous, Sexual Ecology sounds a clarion call for the controversial revision of the gay male community's beliefs about and approaches to AIDS. It is widely agreed that Sexual Ecology is the first book since And the Band Played On to fundamentally challenge social perceptions of this virulent modem plague.Gabriel Rotello argues that a series of accepted views, such as "there are no such things as risk groups, only risky behaviors", -- the product of well-intentioned attempts to combat social stigma -- are fallacies that have hampered our attempts to study the disease. From the false security of condoms to the seeming magic bullet of protease inhibitors, simplistic ways of looking at AIDS have allowed thousands of gay men to become infected each year.Weaving together the intertwining threads of sexual politics, science, and survival, Sexual Ecology constructs an incisive, evenhanded discussion that has been debated by activists and affirmed by scientists and epidemiologists, and that is relevant to all our lives.

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User Review  - Scott Williams - Goodreads

I can't say this was an enjoyable read. The subject matter is difficult. Rotello is unflinchingly honest. His arguments are logical and sometimes painful to read. That said, it is well worth reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

This is the most interesting book I've read about the AIDS problem. The author is a homosexual man and posits that changes in gay behavior starting in 1970 made the AIDS epidemic inevitable. He argues ... Read full review


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Rotello is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the former Outweek Magazine.

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