According to notisa, a scientific news agency, the HIV epidemic is in full expansion, despite all the progress made by the big and small nations of the planet, of the 34 million infected people a group with about ten million HIV positive people is in the age group of young people, between 15 and 24 years old.
Several indicators, from various contexts indicate that it is within this age group that there is the greatest number of STDs and, therefore, to whom it should be a priority target in all AIDS prevention actions, as well as other STDs, in view of that when other STDs are present, some of which are extremely treacherous since they are silent and practically asymptomatic at the beginning of their evolution, the chances of contracting HIV grow more.
The article “Factors associated with HIV / AIDS infection among adolescents and young adults enrolled in a Testing and Counseling Center in the State of Bahia, Brazil”, published in the journal Ciência & Saúde Coletiva last year, outlines the factors related to the prevalence of the disease in this group. The author is by researcher Bianca de Souza Pereira and colleagues at the State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS).
The research investigated the tests for HIV detection 3768 young people, aged between 13 24 the years, all performed at the Municipal Reference Center for STD / HIV / AIDS in the city of Feira de Santana.
The researchers found that 1,94% of these young people has been diagnosed as reagents (positive for HIV), and that the overwhelming majority of this population were women (73,1%), brown (70-80%), with eight or more years education (60-80%), living in Feira de Santana (83-97%) and urban areas (95-100%).
Research also raised that among these young women, a higher proportion of HIV positive among women in stable relationships or married and also had higher incidence of drug and alcohol.
Among young males, gay and bisexual prevalence showed a higher incidence than among heterosexuals - of eighty-six young heterosexual tested about of the 16 17 percent received the diagnosis reagent for HIV while all 14 homosexual or bisexual presented the disease. Furthermore, the proportion of the prevalence of other STDs in seropositive (70%) was approximately three times greater than half seronegative (21,3%).
This corroborates my reasoning, which concluded that the most vulnerable people in Brazil are women (young or not, married or not) who most need attention within this age group, and that a PrEP strategy and harm reduction while, on the other hand, preventive education campaigns are needed between them, who need to be aware of their rights as citizens, and of their partners, who should (should) be made aware of the use of condoms in all relationships sexual, demonstrating that it is not only HIV / AIDS that they avoid but also unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, as well as Syphilis and other STDs; on the other hand, young people should also be made aware of the use of condoms and the search for health centers for PEP, Now available in Brazil.
With information Paraná Online