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Trabajo y sociedad

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CUBERLI, Milca. Work in care and prevention devices: the social construction of AIDS. Trab. soc. [online]. 2012, n.19. ISSN 1514-6871.

In the frame of an exploratory and descriptive study that had as intention to analyze the communicational practices implemented in the Centers of Prevention, Advice and Diagnosis (CePAD) of HIV / AIDS of health public network of the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina) from the perspective of the equipment of health, there appears the social construction that actors make about the AIDS This category has the historical characterization given to a particular disease or event from a social and individual look, produced in the relationship user-professional/health team. The study was conducted during the years 2008-2009, includes five sampling units (CEPAD) and made 22 (twenty) members of semi-structured interviews health team, the sampling was intentional. The results demonstrate the prevalence of a behavior approach risk to describe the practices which users demand the HIV test performance. Respondents characterize the practices user exposure in private contexts, separate issues social, economic and political. There is consensus in defining AIDS as a disease or syndrome sexual characteristic, where men become the group more exposed to sexual practices.

Keywords : Social construction; VIH/sida; Health team.

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