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GOMES, Antonio Marcos Tosoli et al. Facets of living with HIV: social relationships and social representations of aids to hospitalized soropositive people. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp.111-120. ISSN 1414-8145.

This study aimed to analyze social relationships made by hospitalized people who live with HIV under their social representations of AIDS. It was used a descriptive and qualitative approach based on the Social Representations Theory. Data was collected in a teaching hospital from Rio de Janeiro, where 13 people were interviewed. Data were collected through interviews and analyzed based on lexical analysis using Alceste 4.7 software. The analysis covers the thematic group classes 2, 4 and 5. Social relationships built at virus exposure situations, at nursing care process and at the sickness confront context are revealed, such as relationships kept within themselves and with the world too. It was concluded that the patients seem to diagram their complex relationships by a psychosocial organization of HIV/Aids.

Keywords : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Nursing Care; Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

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