Sexual ecology: AIDS and the destiny of gay men
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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