Fearing Sex: Toxic Bodies, Paranoia and the Rise of Technophilia

Dave Holmes, Cary Federman

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For more than two decades, the fight against AIDS has used powerful prevention messages throughout the media for the promotion of safe sex practices. Western nations, including Canada and the US, are today confronted by a fresh outbreak of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, despite the efforts of health care professionals and organisations engaged in campaigns of prevention. Although these campaigns constitute critical elements in the struggle against HIV/STIs, we believe that these campaigns are also capable of engendering iatrogenic effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbjectly Boundless
Subtitle of host publicationBoundaries, Bodies and Health Work
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781317186168
ISBN (Print)9780754679103
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


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