Challenges for safer sex education and HIV prevention in services for people with intellectual disabilities in Britain

Cambridge, P. (1998) Challenges for safer sex education and HIV prevention in services for people with intellectual disabilities in Britain. Health Promotion International, 13 (1). pp. 67-74. ISSN 0957-4824. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

The full text of this publication is not available from this repository. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/13.1.67

Abstract

This paper reviews progress and competence in HIV prevention work for people with intellectual disabilities in Britain. it identifies key challenges for specialist residential support and sex education services for people with intellectual disabilities, as well as for mainstream health promotion services. The discussion is informed by research and practice evidence and explores ways to develop competence in safer sex education, offering suggestions for HIV risk assessment and risk management. While the paper demonstrates that the politics of sexuality and HIV are difficult for services to manage, the rights of people with intellectual disabilities to information and support for sexuality and sexual health should be put first.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: HIV; prevention; sex education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: I. Ghose
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2009 08:37
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2009 08:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17618 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):