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What We’ve Done, Where We’re Going: The History & Future of HIV/AIDS and its Sociology. Sam Friedman. I would like to acknowledge. NIDA projects: R01 DA DA019383-01A1 Staying Safe: Long-term IDUs who have avoided HIV & HCV
The probability is socially structured
+, on HAART
Unknown, but GC+ and HSV-2+
Attended Group Sex Party (Pluses) and Had Unsafe Sex at Group Sex Party (Circles) by Gender/Sexuality (MSM=up triangle, WSW=down triangle, other female=circle, other male=square) by Hardest Drug Use Ever (from dark red to light pink: IDU, Crack, NI Heroin or Cocaine; blue=other) by Link Type (sex=yellow line, IDU=red, sex and IDU=blue)
Friedman, Samuel R; Bolyard, Melissa; Khan, Maria; Maslow, Carey; Sandoval, Milagros; Mateu-Gelabert, Pedro; Krauss, Beatrice; Aral, Sevgi O. (2008). Group Sex Events and HIV/STI Risk in an Urban Network. J Acq Immun Syn.49(4):440-446
Big Events research: Why do some transitions lead to HIV epidemics and others not?
Diagram published in: Friedman, Samuel R; Rossi, Diana; Braine, Naomi. (2009). Theorizing “Big Events” as a potential risk environment for drug use, drug-related harm and HIV epidemic outbreaks. International Journal on Drug Policy 20:283-291
Sex and drug networks and behaviors may include Quasi-anonymous risk nodes like group sex events or shooting galleries
Comparative longitudinal studies of epidemics and of responses:
a Community Vulnerability and Response study of MSM epidemics in US cities
Comparative studies of Big Events
Most research on gender and HIV has been too social psychological, dyadic, behavioral or interpretive. Too little has looked at issues like how the strength of feminist movements and/or the relative exploitation of men and women affect local or national epidemics and responses.
How do community structures, processes, policies, and human agency affect the prevalence of kinds of “risk environments” (Tim Rhodes) like group sex and injection events, what people do in them, and how participants can protect themselves.What is to be done? Thoughts on research topics (1)
Relationships among racialized social structures and processes and HIV-relevant cultural themes, subcultures, networks and behaviors among African AmericansFriedman, S.R.; Cooper, H.L.F.; Osborne, A. (2009). Structural and social contexts of HIV risk among African-Americans. American Journal of Public Health. 99: 1002-1008, 10.2105/AJPH.2008.140327