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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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GIACOMOZZI, Andréia Isabel  and  CAMARGO, Brigido Vizeu. Vulnerability of teenagers african descending and whites to HIV/AIDS: Comparative study between Brazil and France. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.1, pp.143-160. ISSN 1645-0086.

The aim of this research is to identify the cultural and social psychological aspects associates to the vulnerabilities of young black students and whites, in Brazil and France, towards HIV/Aids. A quantitative and comparative study between Brazil and France was carried through, with 480 students of the average education of the two countries with the objective to compare its knowledge on AIDS, attitudes front the condom, and relation feelings, as well as other intervening psychological and social variable in its vulnerabilities to the HIV/Aids. The results had evidenced a multiplicity of factors of risk to the DST and the HIV/Aids between the studied young. E this multiplicity varies the group in accordance with of belongs of the participants, disclosing inequalities lived deeply for members of some groups, that you display the biggest vulnerability to them, as for example, the girls in relation to the boys, the black people in relation to the whites.

Keywords : adolescence; aids; attitudes; knowledge; social representation.

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