XVIII International AIDS Conference


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20 years of STD/AIDS prevention of carnival of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

M.T. Ribeiro Francisco1,2, E.R. Costa Martins1,3, C.M. Amorim Costa1,3, A.C. Clos1,3, C.B. Marta3, R.N. Alves3,4

1Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Fundamentos de Enfermagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2Universidade Veiga de Almeida, Coordenador do Curso de Graduação em Enfermagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3Universidade Veiga de Almeida, Enfermagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4Hospital Universitario Pedro Ernesto, Coordenadoria de Enfermagem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Background: The high incidence of STD/ AIDS in Brazil demands for therapeutic and preventive interventions of great range. The aim of the study was to delineate the profile of the participants in relation to STD/ AIDS. Thisd study is realized since 1989, in partnership with National Co-ordination of STD/ AIDS of Health Ministery - Brazil, UNIAIDS, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Veiga de Almeida University, others government organization and citizen society representations.
Methods: Data obtained from an aleatoric sample, composed of 1500 participants of the parade of the samba schools, in Rio de Janeiro, during 2009 carnival, have been submitted to statistical an exploratory analysis. The questionnaires were applied through individual interviews.
Results: The profile found was: masculine sex (47%), resident in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil (70%), natural of Rio de Janeiro (62%) and young-adult age group (51,6%); most possess active sexual life (80,5%); use preservatives in every sexual relationship (45,5%), have stable partnerships (65%), but link with eventual partners (57%); most have knowledge of the preventive measures and show favorable to the accomplishment of the test for AIDS (71%).
Conclusions: In conclusion, it is necessary to reinforce the information regarding the prevention of STD/ AIDS in order to enlarge the adhesion to safer sexual practices.

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