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AIDS and Homosexuality in Britain: A Historical Perspective

  • J. Austoker
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Abstract

A significant feature of the current AIDS epidemic is the association that has been made between sex and disease. The fact that the transmission of the virus in developed countries has occurred in the main in male homosexuals, as well as in intravenous drug users, both groups that are already the subject of deeply rooted hostilities and discrimination, has had a profound impact on the social, political, economic, and even clinical responses to the disease.

Keywords

Venereal Disease Royal Commission Congenital Syphilis Public Moral Moral Degeneracy 
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