How far to gay? The politics of HIV in learning disability

Cambridge, Paul (1997) How far to gay? The politics of HIV in learning disability. Disability & Society, 12 (3). pp. 427-453. ISSN 0968-7599. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper examines work in sexual health and HIV prevention in services for people with learning disabilities from a political stance associated with the rehomosexualisation of AIDS in Britain. Arguments are made for the re-homosexualisation of AIDS in services for people with learning disabilities, based on evidence of where HIV risk lies in relation to men with learning disabilities who have sex with men. This provides an opportunity to critically review approaches and responses to HIV risk assessment and risk management in services for people with learning disabilities, with reference to the assumptions which underpin practice and issues of sexual identity. The case is made for a more radical sexual politics in learning disability to help combat HIV and to provide more realistic approaches to service commissioning and safer sex education. Pointers for service development and Key areas where the re-homosexualisation of AIDS can inform practice and resource development are also provided.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: T. Nasir
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 16:06
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 15:09
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