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By Tim Rhodes, Richard Hartnoll

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AIDS, medicinal drugs and Prevention brings jointly quite a number overseas contributions at the examine, concept and perform of constructing community-based HIV prevention. It goals to appreciate how person activities to avoid HIV transmission are limited and inspired through situational and social context. Drawing on ethnographic and epidemiological learn between populations of drug clients, intercourse employees and homosexual males, it explores how destiny HIV prevention interventions can objective alterations on the point of the person in addition to on the point of the group and wider social surroundings. AIDS, medicines and Prevention deals useful and theoretical insights into community-based well-being paintings in the course of AIDS. It offers worthwhile studying for college kids, teachers, researchers and practioners in health and wellbeing promoting, health and wellbeing coverage, social paintings and scientific sociology.

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This has resulted in jealously guarded policies that resist any efforts that might be interpreted as enabling, or at the very least as tolerating, any form of illicit drug use. For the neo-Puritan ideologues, syringe exchange is an immoral enterprise, for if drug use is a sin, then access to needles and syringes and exchange programmes enables it. Much of the resistance to syringe exchange in the United States is built upon this religious bedrock. And there is significant political support for the rightwing ideologues who oppose, restrict, and inhibit AIDS prevention programmes such as conservative Republican Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina.

1 And so it is with drug users. Certainly, America is not alone in its heritage of punishment of religious heretics. Few cultures are. Yet somehow, unlike the leaders of the European Inquisitions, the early Puritans retained the status of cultural heroes to a surprisingly large segment of American society. In this environment, underlying moralistic themes continue to re-emerge. Across a broad spectrum of political and religious thought, early Puritan themes continue to serve as boundaries which define what Americans should be in The Americans and syringe exchange 25 terms of what they should not become.

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