Responding to UNAIDS calls for comprehensive prevention in order to arrest and turn back the HIV epidemic, this paper considers the benfits as well as the difficulties of adopting a structural approach to HIV prevention. It considers the importance of moving beyond some of the strategies employed in the past to engage with the conditions that make it hard for individuals and communities to act on the basis of what they know.
Dr. Peter Aggleton, PhD
School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex
Professor Peter Aggleton is Head of the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sussex after directing the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK for over twelve years. He is internationally known for his analytic work on the cultural aspects of sexuality and HIV. His particular interests include studies of young people's health and health behavior, of sexual and reproductive health, and of health education and health promotion. He has global experience researching the social aspects of HIV-related prevention, treatment and care with UNESCO, UNICEF and UNFPA and assisted UNAIDS in developing their strategy for Intensifying HIV Prevention globally (2005). He is team leader for the Independent Review Group on HIV in Papua New Guinea, has recently led the review of the Commonwealth Secretariat's HIV strategy, and is about to lead a needs assessment focusing on young people
sexual and reproductive health in the Arab States. Peter is the Editor of the journal 'Culture, Health and Sexuality', serves on the editorial boards of 'AIDS Education and Prevention', the 'African Journal of AIDS Research' and 'AIDS Care'.