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Author Inciardi, James A.

Title Sex, drugs, and HIV/AIDS in Brazil / James A. Inciardi, Hilary L. Surratt, Paulo R. Telles
Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000


Description 1 online resource (xi, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents HIV, AIDS, and drug use -- Brazil and the spectrum of HIV/AIDS -- Establishing an HIV/AIDS intervention program in a developing nation -- HIV/AIDS prevention intervention in Rio de Janeiro -- The female condom and HIV risk reduction -- Transvestism and HIV/AIDS in Brazil -- Street children and the drugs/AIDS connection -- Epilogue : HIV/AIDS harm reduction initiatives -- Appendix A : the NIDA standard intervention -- Appendix B : unraveling the concept of race in Brazil
Summary At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Brazil ranked second only to the United States in the number of reported cases of AIDS. Because Brazil's extensive poverty and inequality, its fragile economic situation, and its limited network of health services, the scarce prevention/intervention resources targeted only the most visible at risk populations -- gay men, sailors, prostitutes, and street children. Virtually forgotten were Brazil's hidden drug users, as well as the tens of millions of individuals living in the country's thousands of favelas, or shantytowns, which are a characteristic part of almost every Brazilian city. In Sex, Drugs, and HIV/AIDS in Brazil the authors examine the emergence of AIDS in Brazil, its linkages to drug use and the sexual culture, and its epidemiology in such populations as cocaine users, "street children," and male transvestite prostitutes. Special attention is focused on an HIV/AIDS community outreach program established in Rio de Janeiro, which represented the first such prevention/intervention program in all of Brazil targeting indigent cocaine users. This 6-year initiative was funded by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, and carried out by the authors of this book. The research combines anthropological, sociological, and biological perspectives; all data were gathered through empirical and ethnographic techniques. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-173) and index
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Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Brazil
AIDS (Disease) -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro
AIDS (Disease) -- Brazil -- Prevention
AIDS (Disease) -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Prevention
Urban poor -- Health and hygiene -- Brazil
City dwellers.
HIV Infections -- prevention & control
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control
Urban Population
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention.
Urban poor -- Health and hygiene.
Syndrome d'immunodéficience acquise -- Brésil.
Syndrome d'immunodéficience acquise -- prévention et contrôle -- Brésil.
Santé publique -- Brésil.
Comportement sexuel -- Brésil.
Troubles liés à une substance -- Brésil.
Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Form Electronic book
Author Surratt, Hilary L.
Telles, Paulo R.
ISBN 9780429965913