Escola Anna Nery
Print version ISSN 1414-8145
BASTIANI, Janelice de Azevedo Neves and PADILHA, Maria Itayra Coelho de Souza. Epidemiological aspects of AIDS in the city of Florianopolis, Brazil. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp. 569-575. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452012000300020.
The purpose is to describe epidemiological aspects of people living with AIDS for 13 years or over in the city of Florianopolis, Brazil, from 1986 to 2006. It's a descriptive and cross-sectional study, with the following data collected: year of diagnosis, gender, age, exposure category, education level, skin color and the registration of the residence at the Regional Health Program, in the National Notifiable Diseases System and in the Information System about Mortality. It was realized the magnitude of men infected by AIDS, with a basic education, white color, age between 20 and 49 years, and heterosexuals. It was noticed the female vulnerability concerning to the reduction of rational between male and female during the period in question. It shows the social base and the specificity of AIDS patients in Florianopolis, suggesting the investments on the territorial diagnosis in the Health Family Strategy and a follow up at the Regional Health Program, in order to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the strategies in preventing AIDS in Florianopolis.
Keywords : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Descriptive Epidemiology; Morbidity.