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*DOWNLOAD EBOOK ⇱ Gay Bathhouses and Public Health Policy ☠ Explore the impact of AIDS on the gay bathhouse culturePublic health policy on bathhouses has been limited and poorly documented This book the first to be published on this timely and important topic will help you become knowledgeable about gay bathhouses Unlike most other places where men have sex in public, gay bathhouses are subject to government imposed health regulations Gay Bathhouses and Public Health Policy examines the bathhouse environment and how it differs from other public sex environments It describes public policies that have been implemented, discussing policies for HIV prevention, testing, and intervention issues related to civil liberties and the legal aspects of these policies This essential book also includes a fascinating chapter about other types of sex businesses bookstores, theaters, and sex clubs and how public policy affected them in the early years of the HIV AIDS epidemic Helpful tables and figures make the information in this well referenced book easy to access and understandFrom the editors From a public health perspective, the baths first came to attention as a result of an exponential increase in sexually transmitted infections among men in the s The spread of these infections among gay men stimulated the public health community to seek ways to combat them Although there appears to have been some mention of closing bathhouses as an approach, the predominant message was to educate, test, and treat Of course, AIDS was a different matter in a different time By early , the once rare call for closure had gained a powerful voice as well as support in powerful gay circles The tension between the baths and public heath that resulted from the closure debates continues to exist in some cities, but there are also a number of examples of health professionals from local health departments and academic institutions who have established good relationships with owners and managers of bathhouses Today,of bathhouses in the United States offer HIV testing, which typically requires collaboration either with the local health department or with community based organizations that run outreach HIV testing programs Gay Bathhouses and Public Health Policy will inform you about the unique relationship between bathhouse patrons and the environment within which they engage in sexual activitiesthe history of gay bathhouses in the United States, including their transformation from Turkish baths, Russian baths, public baths, health resorts, and spas into gay institutionsthe San Francisco bathhouse battles ofand their impact on civil liberties, AIDS awareness, and health policythe legal aspects of regulating bathhouses highlighting cases fromtowhere the government sought to close a sex facilitating business or where such a business sought to invalidate laws and ordinances banning sexual activityan uncensoredreport from Coming Up magazine on sexual activity at bathhouseshow the city of Seattle designed and implemented an HIV counseling and testing program for bathhousesand