Vulnerability and violence to HIV/Aids in young homosexuals and bisexuals

Vulnerability and violence to HIV/Aids in young homosexuals and bisexuals

Physical Violence and vulnerability to HIV/Aids in young homosexuals and bisexuals to learn the perceptions of teenagers whom identify by themselves as homosexuals or bisexuals on experienced violence and determine correlations that are possible vulnerability to HIV/Aids.

Descriptive study by having a qualitative approach, utilizing the social representation concept additionally the idea of vulnerability with thematic content analysis, carried call at the immunodeficiency condition control center of the public college within the Southeast area of Brazil, which supplied multidisciplinary care to HIV/Aids clients. Thirteen seroconverted people that are young between 13 and 24 years took part in the analysis. The choice criterion ended up being males whom identified on their own as homosexuals or bisexuals, based on terminology found in the Epidemiologic Bulletin on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS regarding the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Four thematic groups were found: “homophobia and bullying”, “sexual, domestic, and violence” that is institutional “search for support”, and “love and passion”.

Young homosexuals and bisexuals experienced repeated circumstances of punishment throughout youth and adolescence, seeing intimate, domestic, and institutional physical violence as probably the most painful and hard to confront, and which correlate to vulnerability to HIV/Aids. (more…)

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