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SCHAURICH, Diego  and  FREITAS, Hilda Maria Barbosa de. The HIV/AIDS vulnerability framework applied to families: a reflection. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.4, pp.989-995. ISSN 0080-6234.

The objective of this study is to reflect upon the vulnerabilities experienced by the families dealing with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/Aids), and is based on the pertinent literature. To do this, we attempted to propose consideration related to the plurality of families in contemporaneity, and present the understandings and development regarding the vulnerability framework to the Aids epidemics. Finally, the study presents a description of the reflections made about the vulnerabilities to HIV and/or falling ill with Aids to which the families are exposed to in their personal, social and pragmatic levels. In conclusion, it is emphasized that knowing these specific vulnerabilities experienced by the families is essential in order to guide and develop the health care actions.

Keywords : Family; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Vulnerability; HIV.

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