By Peter Aggleton, Peter Davies, Graham Hart
In keeping with articles selected from the 6th annual 'Social facets of AIDS' convention, this booklet specializes in updated debts of HIV/AIDS examine and linked social/sexual matters.
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Here ITN puts us in the picture: ‘In Zambia some women’s groups want to ban some of the more suggestive tribal dancing. It’s one of the few admissions that a promiscuous heterosexual lifestyle is a major cause of spreading AIDS’ (ITN 1745. 7 May 1987). Later the BBC tells us that the problem is the: ‘traditional resistance of African men to using condoms’ (BBC1 1800, 19 February 1988). Back in 1987 Channel Four News managed in two sentences to identify three ways in which primitive black Africans were ‘spreading AIDS’: ‘The spread of AIDS is not caused by sexual promiscuity alone….
The grass—the radiation affects the grass, the earth, we’re eating potatoes and carrots and whatnot. They said it was alright and then later they said it could have been in the rain, it could have been carried. They tell you a lot of rubbish. Even Salmonella in the eggs that’s another theory—how they covered that up. Also, how many of you would let your children go in the water on a beach near a nuclear power station? I mean I wouldn’t. This reflected and reinforced a general distrust of public information.
1: Resp. 2: [The government] tell too many lies and you can’t trust them for nothing.