TITLE

AGING, SEXUALITY, AND HIV ISSUES AMONG OLDER GAY MEN

AUTHOR(S)
Murry, James; Adam, Barry D.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2001, Vol. 10 Issue 3/4, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study reports on one-on-one interviews with gay and bisexual men age forty and over, concerning their sexuality in the context of HIV. Respondents report a range of age-related issues that impact on safer sex decision-making including decreased attractiveness, widowerhood, loss of support networks from AIDS, and anticipated future quality of life, as well as strengths and satisfactions that decrease their risk Respondents typically attributed unsafe sex in other men to popular discourses around (1) condom fatigue, (2) treatment optimism and (3) inserter invulnerability, but deny that these ideas explain their own behaviour. They identify their own risk situations with; depression, impending mortality, "trading off" safe sex, and the effect of condoms in keeping erections. Community-building projects that being to address risk situations have followed from this research with the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
ACCESSION #
7387603

 

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