Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
versión impresa ISSN 0103-2100
GIRONDI, Juliana Balbinot Reis et al. Epidemiological profile of elderly brazilians who died of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome between 1996 and 2007. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.2, pp. 302-307. ISSN 0103-2100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000200023.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the epidemiological profile of elderly in the information system for AIDS mortality in Brazil, between 1996 and 2007. METHODS: A descriptive, ecological study, with data obtained by consulting the database of the Mortality Information System of the Department of Informatics in the Unified Health System. RESULTS: Deaths occurred predominantly in: men between 60 and 69 years, low educational status, married, white, and mostly among residents in the Southeast and South. CONCLUSION: AIDS among the elderly increases with the years, but the strategies to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS have not reached this population, generating prejudice and stigma. It is important to invest in actions of prevention and training of health professionals to improve the health and quality of life of the elderly, and to reduce these rates.
Palabras llave : Elderly; immunodeficiency syndrome [mortality]; Primary prevention; Mortality.