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dc.contributor.authorBrown, G
dc.contributor.authorEllard, J
dc.contributor.authorMooney-Somers, Julie
dc.contributor.authorHildebrand, J
dc.contributor.authorLangdon, T
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-23
dc.date.available2014-09-23
dc.date.issued2012-01-01
dc.identifier.citationBrown, G, Ellard, J, Mooney-Somers, J, Hildebrand, J and Langdon, T (2012) HIV risk among Australian men travelling overseas: networks and context matter. Culture, Health & Sexuality 14(6): 677-690.en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13691058.2012.678015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/11974
dc.description.abstractIncreasing international mobility presents a risk for communicable disease transmissions. Overseas-acquired HIV infections have been increasingly observed across Australian jurisdictions. This includes a mix of men emigrating from countries with high HIV prevalence and men travelling abroad. There is currently little research exploring international mobility and HIV risk and as a consequence the increase of men acquiring HIV while travelling overseas is poorly understood. This article draws on data from a qualitative study exploring the risk perspectives and experiences of 14 Australian men who acquired HIV while travelling overseas in the years between 2000-2009. Participants articulated a strong desire to distance themselves from the identity of a tourist. Social networks were highlighted as important entry points to engage with other foreign travellers and expatriates. These networks were highly influential and were understood by the participants to provide guidance on how they should negotiate the local scene, including where to meet sex partners. Limited discussion of safe sex and HIV was mentioned in these contexts. The findings suggest that prevalent social norms and social networks play an influential role in how participants negotiate sex and social relations in overseas settings. These networks could potentially provide sites for effective HIV prevention programs. Keywords: male tourists; HIV transmission; social networks; behaviour; sexual risk; HIV preventionen_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_AU
dc.titleHIV risk among Australian men travelling overseas: networks and context matteren_AU
dc.typeArticleen_AU
dc.type.pubtypePost-printen_AU


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