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Revista Mal Estar e Subjetividade

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LIMA, Maria Lúcia Chaves  and  MOREIRA, Ana Cleide Guedes. AIDS e feminização: os contornos da sexualidade. Rev. Mal-Estar Subj. [online]. 2008, vol.8, n.1, pp. 103-118. ISSN 1518-6148.

Since aids was discovered, prevention has been faced as a crucial matter for the epidemic control and after more than twenty years, the prevention importance is not less fundamental, principally taking into consideration the feminization of the aids. The fast spread of aids has drawn the attention of researchers for the comprehension of human sexuality limitations, although all the effort which were developed with the intention of clarifying people's doubts about the transmission ways and that people should do to reduce the risk of being contaminated, there is not the expected decline of new infection cases. Thus, considering aids as a disease which is able to produce a great deal of psychological suffering, this research aims to include itself in the discussion about the sexuality as a fundamental element to fight aids. The authors claim that a broad discussion about sexuality and facing desire openly might help the development of better strategies to prevent aids. Perhaps if sexuality changes from the unheimlich to the family order people would get ready when facing possible aids contamination situations. Who knows? Thus, it is necessary to make a change from the discussion about the virus to a discussion about the pleasure that everybody, somehow, search in their sexual intercourses.

Keywords : aids; prevention; sexuality; feminization; risk.

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