University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing, Brazil
Elucir Gir is a Professor at College of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo. She has published over 100 articles in national and international journals and member as editor of national and international journals. She conducts studies with people living with HIV/AIDS for over two decades
The comprehensive care to people living with HIV/AIDS in health services should include aspects of emotional-sexual life, condom use, helping them overcome the emotional, relational and socio-cultural barriers that come with seropositivity HIV, which interfere with the maintenance of safe sex. The goal was to identify adherence to condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS. Descriptive and quantitative study conducted in two specialized in the care of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The study included 228 people living with HIV/AIDS, and 122 (53.5%) men and 106 (46.5%) women with a mean age of 39 years. Regarding the affective-sexual life, 152 (66.7%) of individuals with HIV/AIDS reported having a partner at the moment of the interview, and of these, 63 (27.6%) maintained relationships with uninfected partner by HIV and 56 (24.6%) lived with a partner also has HIV. Still, 33 (14.5%) were related to people with HIV serology unrealized or unknown. Regarding the use of male, 53.3% of men and 34.9% of women reported condom use in all sexual relations. Regarding the use of condoms and serology current partner, we identified that, despite higher condom use among couples soro diferentes HIV (81%) compared with couples where the partner's current serology is unknown (63.6%) and among couples sero concordant HIV (53.6%), also noted that it is not used between 15.2% where one partner had HIV status known, and 12.5% seroconcordant HIVamong couples and 4.8% even among serodiscordant couples knowingly HIV. It is necessary that the multidisciplinary teams are able to develop a qualified hearing, identify the contexts of vulnerability and promote educational spaces valuation of inter subjectivities to promote safe behaviors.