Homossexualidade e saúde: desafios para a terceira década de epidemia de HIV/AIDS

Veriano Terto Jr. About the author

In this paper I discuss some challenges posed by the AIDS epidemic to those involved in the promotion of health among men with homosexual practices. Although homosexuals are at the forefront of the struggle against the epidemic, with a mobilization that has generated the creation of NGOs, safe sex manuals and the promotion of human rights, they are still suffering with the association AIDS-homosexuality. I divide the challenges into three fields: epidemiology, prevention and care. I highlight the importance of interdisciplinarity among the different fields of knowledge, solidarity among researchers and activists and the integration of prevention and care actions. The lessons learned indicate that solidarity and the promotion of happiness should be the basis upon which the relations between homosexuality and health should be determined.

AIDS; homosexuality; AIDS prevention

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