AIDS and gender relations

Men Matter! AIDS, Gender and Masculinities

Sidfa Lunds Universitet
That the construction of of masculinity and men's behaviours heavily influences the spread of HIV is beyond dougt. Men's dominance, including men's sexual dominance and male sexual behaviour patterns, can be said to be the core of the pandemic. Does the AIDS pandemic, in all it's destructive power, also hold the potential to transform gender relations and open up new ideas of masculinity? This question serves as an underlying theme for this report.

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