Social Networks, Drug Injectors’ Lives, and HIV/AIDS
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 277 pages
Social Networks, Drug Injectors' Lives, and HIV/AIDS recognizes HIV as a socially structured disease - its transmission usually requires intimate contact between individuals - and shows how social networks shape high-risk behaviors and the spread of HIV.
The authors recount the groundbreaking use of social network methods, ethnographic direct-observation techniques, and in-depth interviews in their study of a drug-using community in Brooklyn, New York. They provide a detailed documentary of the lives of community members. They describe drug-use, the affects of poverty and homelessness, the acquisition of money and drugs, and social relationships within the group.
Social Networks, Drug Injectors' Lives, and HIV/AIDS shows that social networks and contexts are of crucial importance in understanding and fighting the AIDS epidemic. These findings should revitalize prevention efforts and reshape social policy.
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Individualistic Perspectives on Epidemiology of HIV among Injection
Learning from Lives
AIDS Talk in Injection Settings
Consistent Condom Use in Relationships
Sexual Relationships by Seropositive
Three Measures of Network Location
HIV Risk and Sociometric Risk Network Location
Summary and Discussion
Prevention and Research
The LargerScale Determinants of Network Structures
Further Statistical Analysis
Subjects and Data
Risk Behaviors of the Participants in the 30 Days before the Interview Individual Behavior Behavior in Networks and Behavior
Personal Risk Networks and HighRisk Injecting
Variation by Years of Injection Gender RaceEthnicity and Drug
Sexual Networks Condom Use and the Prospects
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