Short Communication
Published: 2018-06-15

HIV/AIDS epidemic among older adults in Brazil

Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
State University of Campinas, Brazil
Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
HIV AIDS STD Elderly Brazil

Abstract

Older adults in Brazil (individuals aged 60 years or older) accounted for 9.8% of the general population in 2005
and 14.0% in 2015. The invisibility of sexuality among older adults implies late diagnoses of HIV/AIDS in this
population. The results of the present study lead to reflections regarding the representativeness of HIV/AIDS to
the health of older adults and contribute data that can assist administrators, health professionals and others
who work with the older population to rethink their attitudes during contact with such individuals and establish
dialog addressing issues related to sexual activity, which could have an impact on the early diagnosis of HIV
in this population. (...)

Affiliations

S. Ferreira Jr

Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil

D. Cuoghi de Carvalho Veríssimo Freitas

State University of Campinas, Brazil

J.P. Ferreira

Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2018

How to Cite

[1]
Ferreira Jr, S., Cuoghi de Carvalho Veríssimo Freitas, D. and Ferreira, J. 2018. HIV/AIDS epidemic among older adults in Brazil. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 66, 2 (Jun. 2018), 56-58.
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