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By Peter Aggleton

In line with articles selected from the 6th annual 'Social points of AIDS' convention, this publication specializes in up to date debts of HIV/AIDS study and linked social/sexual matters.

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The African origin theory is, of course, not the only theory which ‘fits’ with many Westerners’ understandings of the world. 12 One of the teachers who had watched ‘Monkey Business’ commented that, in spite of reservations about the programme, the theory that the virus originated in a laboratory was credible because: ‘the US government has nevertheless spent millions of pounds grafting retroviruses with leukaemia viruses and there’s bound to be something strange happening from these things’. In another group, when one gay man referred to a story about ‘Americans releasing the virus’, another said he believed this was ‘entirely possible’: ‘I think the Americans are probably capable of doing such things’ (Gay men).

SACRO clients). Similarly, in a group of Scottish prisoners one man protested against the idea that AIDS was common in Edinburgh: That’s people just starting to label. That’s like us saying ‘Oh no, It’s all that Edinburgh mob that’s got it’, if you’re from Glasgow, or ‘all that Perth mob’ or ‘all that Dundee mob’…. They’re all riddled there, but nobody in here is riddled with it. (Prisoners) These white, Scottish men recognized statements about AIDS being a ‘male’ disease or being common in Edinburgh as carrying connotations of stigma and blame, but were not critical of similar statements which were applied to Africa.

SHILTS, R. (1987) And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books. 26 AIDS, the Media and Health Policy STREET, J. (1988) ‘British Government Policy on AIDS’, Parliamentary Affairs, 41, pp. 490– 508. STREET, J.. (forthcoming) ‘AIDS Policies in the UK’, Paper prepared for nine nation comparative study of AIDS policies. TREICHLER, P. , University of California Press. TREICHLER, P. (1991) ‘AIDS, HIV and the Cultural Construction of Reality’, in G. LINDENBAUM (Eds), The Social Sciences in the Age of AIDS, London, Sage.

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