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Homosexual and Bisexual Behaviour in European Countries Theo Sandford

The AIDS epidemic has stimulated much research into homosexual behaviour, nationally and cross-nationally; money to do so became available in an unprecedented way. For the first time, gay men, as a separate category of people, also became a target of extensive primary prevention. In some European countries, such as the Netherlands and Switzerland, gay men were even integrated into the campaigns directed at the general population. In other countries, such as France, AIDS has reactivated or fostered the growth of the gay and lesbian movements (De Busscher, 1995).