Living in the Midst of HIV-AIDS

  • Peter Robinson


For most of the final decades of the twentieth century — and until HIV infection rates began to increase in 19991—the focus of HIV-AIDS policy and debate in countries like Australia was on the sexual health, practices, and wellbeing of the initial age cohort of gay men who were affected by it, the so-called ‘baby-boomer’ generation.2 These men were born in the late 1940s and 1950s and grew to social maturity in the mid to late 1960s and early 1970s. They either participated in or were strongly influenced by the social movements of the time, such as the anti-war movement and the women’s and gay liberation movements. By a cruel irony, just as many were enjoying the freedom of expression that accompanied a growing tolerance towards non-heterosexuals, the HIV-AIDS epidemic began.


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  • Peter Robinson
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  1. 1.Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia

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