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Social Networks, Drug Injectors’ Lives, and HIV/AIDS

Social Networks, Drug Injectors’ Lives, and HIV/AIDS by Samuel R. Friedman
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Social Networks, Drug Injectors' Lives, and HIV/AIDS recognizes HIV as a socially structured disease - its transmission usually requires intimate contact between individuals - and shows how social networks shape high-risk behaviors and the spread of HIV.
The authors recount the groundbreaking use of social network methods, ethnographic direct-observation techniques, and in-depth interviews in their study of a drug-using community in Brooklyn, New York. They provide a detailed documentary of the lives of community members. They describe drug-use, the affects of poverty and homelessness, the acquisition of money and drugs, and social relationships within the group.
Social Networks, Drug Injectors' Lives, and HIV/AIDS shows that social networks and contexts are of crucial importance in understanding and fighting the AIDS epidemic. These findings should revitalize prevention efforts and reshape social policy.
Springer US; April 2006
296 pages; ISBN 9780306471612
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Title: Social Networks, Drug Injectors’ Lives, and HIV/AIDS
Author: Samuel R. Friedman; Richard Curtis; Alan Neaigus; Benny Jose; Don C. Des Jarlais
 
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0306471612
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9780306471612