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By Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart

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According to articles selected from the 6th annual 'Social points of AIDS' convention, this publication specializes in updated debts of HIV/AIDS examine and linked social/sexual concerns.

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How far did public opinion enter, if at all, into the policy process; and how far was it structured by the media response? The ‘New Right resurgence’ interpretations assume that the press stirred up homophobic notions in its readership, and by sensationalist presentation of contradictory evidence, disseminated concepts of contagion and miasma as well as of panic. Some of this analysis derives from earlier work by Cohen and Young on folk devils and the media and uses the concept of the media-induced ‘moral panic’ (Watney, 1988).

This crude homogenization of ‘black Africa’ is reflected in audience statements. Of the 178 people who named the continent of ‘Africa’ or who talked about ‘the Third World’ as a place with a high prevalence of AIDS, only twenty-eight felt it necessary (or were able) to be more specific. Parts of the media and many members of the audience groups are ignoring the specific characteristics of AIDS epidemics in different African Countries. As Patton writes: ‘Much political and social violence is accomplished by collapsing the many cultures of the African continent in the invention “Africa”’ (Patton, 1990, p.

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