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Relative safety II: an investigation into sexual health and safety among gay men with diagnosed HIV

British Sociological Association (BSA) Risk Study Group Conference, City University, London, 29th February 2009.

Speakers: Adam Bourne & Catherine Dodds

This conference presentation provided an overview of findings emerging from our Relative safety II study, informed by sociological and psycho-social risk theory. The physical, social and moral harms that men with diagnosed HIV faced when having sex were outlined, as were the ways in which men sought to manage the likelihood and consequences of those harms. The concept of men with diagnosed HIV both being at risk and posing a risk to others was explored, and the implications for this concept in terms of future risk theory development was discussed.

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