The focus of prevention of the heterosexual AIDS epidemic in the U.S. has been on women.
The role of men in sexual decision making has not been emphasized in AIDS prevention approaches.
As a result, the heterosexual epidemic for women continues unabated because of the lack of attention to the behavior of male sex partners.
This article describes a profile of male sex partners and emphasizes gender roles and sexuality.
Prevention efforts that focus singly on women have been misguided and have actually served to undermine women by making them responsible for HIV risk reduction.
Prevention of AIDS among heterosexuals will require an examination of how traditional gender role socialization runs counter to safer sex practices.
Control of the epidemic will require a focus on men as individuals responsible for their own health and the health of women.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Hétérosexualité, Homme, Rôle sexuel, Mâle, Comportement sexuel, Partenaire sexuel, Prévention, Etats Unis, Promotion santé, Virose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Heterosexuality, Human, Sex role, Male, Sexual behavior, Sex partner, Prevention, United States, Health promotion, Viral disease, Infection, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0379498
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.