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Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem

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PAGLIUCA, Lorita Marlena Freitag; OLIVEIRA, Paula Marciana Pinheiro; REBOUCAS, Cristiana Brasil de Almeida  and  GALVAO, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz. "Twine" literature: a vehicle for communication and education in health. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.4, pp. 662-670. ISSN 0104-0707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072007000400010.

Twine literature, as it is known in Brazil, is composed of printed booklets, illustrated with woodcuts. This study aimed to analyze the messages and language used in such booklets about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. An exploratory-descriptive documentary study was carried out, preceded by a systematic search of "twines" between August and November of 2006. Three of those examined addressed the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Content analysis resulted in the construction of five categories: origin, action, consequences and transmission of virus; woman x infection; situations in which contamination by the virus does not occur; prevention; and "twine" literature as a communication means in health. The "twine" authors presented satisfactory information content to produce an alert in the individuals' imaginary that favors the insertion of measures for the prevention and control of Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus. This literature revealed to be a communication tool for health promotion.

Keywords : Literature; Health Communication; Education; Acquired Immunodeficiency índrome.

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