PREVENTION OF HIV IN PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN A STREET SITUATION: SHARING EXPERIENCES

Giselle Mary Ibiapina Brito, Vanessa Moura Carvalho de Oliveira, Braulio Vieira de Sousa Borges, Silvana Santiago da Rocha, Fernanda Valéria Silva Dantas Avelino, Dalila Cinara Pereira da Silva, Rosilane de Lima Brito Magalhães

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Objective: to report the experience of university extension activities for HIV prevention and health promotion to homeless people. Method: a descriptive study, the type experience report, carried out at a referral center for specialized population living in the streets, in the period from May 2016 to August 2017. It was used the arc of Maguerez as the method. Held rapid testing for HIV and viral hepatitis, individual and collective guidelines for prevention and referral of cases required. Results: it was noted the consumption of alcohol and drugs, reports of various types of violence, social stigmas and HIV risk behaviors. Conclusion: homeless people are more exposed to various infections and is in a situation of greater vulnerability. There is urgent need for better inclusion of this population in different spaces that enable their participation in educational activities for health promotion and prevention of diseases that are exposed.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26694/repis.v4i0.7740

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