By Theo Sandfort

The Netherlands' reaction to AIDS is largely considered as good geared up and potent. this can be mostly as a result of well timed reaction to the specter of the ailment, with a prevention programme beginning in 1982. This Dutch instance offers an instructive case examine for different nations with relevance for coverage makers now and sooner or later. The ebook records and discusses Dutch prevention coverage: so much particularly the prevention guidelines and actions for numerous aim teams; the focal point on prevention examine and reviews on sexuality and wellbeing and fitness behaviour; and the emphasis on person accountability.

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6. reinforcing the social norm of safe sex; improving practical and social skills for safe sex; integrating HIV prevention and the prevention of other STDs; integrating health promotion work on homosexuality and heterosexuality; explicit promotion of condom use; and serving as an ‘umbrella’ for various risk-group oriented and local interventions. The visual part of the campaign presented five couples, three heterosexual and two gay (men), in intimate poses suggesting that sex was going to own. Using a condom was presented as the major HIV and STD preventive behaviour.

Silver et al. (1990) demonstrated that a cancer patient who communicated successful efforts to cope with her health condition, aroused less feelings of discomfort in prospective interaction partners than a patient who reported that she had lost hope. The Relation between Responsibility for Getting a Disease and Anger Consistent with earlier findings of Weiner, Perry and Magnusson (1988), Schaalma, Peters and Kok (1993) and Peters et al. (1994) found that angry reactions to PWAs are influenced by attributions that are based on knowledge of the causal origin of the medical condition.

Experiences with other STDs have taught us that even when effective treatment and vaccines are available, the fight against a disease such as AIDS will not be over (Brandt, 1987). As Coates etal. (1996, p. 1143) put it: ‘HIV disease is here to stay. ’ Furthermore, it is still unclear what the consequences of medical accomplishments will be for people’s preventive behaviours. From a political perspective the challenge will be one of maintaining sufficient support for the necessary prevention, care and research.

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