Gary W Dowsett

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An ethnically diverse sample of 120 mostly gay-identified men who engaged in “bareback” intercourse was recruited via the Internet in New York City. By study design three quarters of participants were HIV-uninfected and engaged in condomless receptive anal intercourse. In the course of face-to-face in-depth interviews, participants were asked what led them(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment as prevention has mobilized new opportunities in preventing HIV transmission and has led to bold new UNAIDS targets in testing, treatment coverage and transmission reduction. These will require not only an increase in investment but also a deeper understanding of the dynamics of combining behavioural, biomedical and structural HIV(More)
The terms bareback and bareback identity are increasingly being used in academic discourse on HIV/AIDS without clear operationalization. Using in-depth, face-to-face interviews with an ethnically diverse sample of 120 HIV-infected and -uninfected men, mainly gay-identifying and recruited online in New York City, this study explored respondents' definitions(More)
*See Waldby (1996) for a discussion of how such masculinist metaphors dominate the science of HIV/AIDS. yRCTs are more commonly termed randomized controlled trials, but the RCTs in this case were clinical experiments and are referred to as randomized clinical trials. A T the XVI International Conference on AIDS in Toronto in August 2006, assurances that the(More)
The author discusses the first-ever study of male-to-male HIV-related sexual behavior in Fiji, Samoa, and Vanuatu, and the importance of sexual culture to HIV/AIDS education and research. The survey, based loosely upon Australian instruments, is attempting to document the HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes, social behaviors, and sex practices of homosexually(More)
Gender has become a major conceptual tool for understanding the evolving HIV pandemic globally. As such, it has provided a powerful way to see the structure of relations between men and women as central to various epidemics, and added weight to our understanding of HIV infection as not simply an individual experience of disease. Yet, as a concept, gender(More)
OBJECTIVES To design a method for assessing the strength of evidence on the effectiveness of different interventions to prevent the spread of HIV that will be the basis for the reviews in this series. METHODS The literature on the evaluation of public health interventions was reviewed, and a method was developed in consultation with colleagues involved in(More)
The relationship between sexuality, gay communities and class is potentially a very large problem for AIDS prevention. Class is a historical process which interacts with sexuality in ways still little understood. The complexities of modern class structures need full acknowledgement; labour market groupings are internally divided, and cultural privilege and(More)