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[Aged woman's vulnerability related to AIDS].

Authors
  • Silva, Carla Marins
  • Lopes, Fernanda Maria do Valle Martins
  • Vargens, Octavio Muniz da Costa
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista gaúcha de enfermagem / EENFUFRGS
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2010
Volume
31
Issue
3
Pages
450–457
Identifiers
PMID: 21574329
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article is a systhematic literature review including the period from 1994 to 2009, whose objective was to discuss the aged woman's vulnerability in relation to Acquired Imunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids). The search for scientific texts was accomplished in the following databases: Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde, Scientific Eletronic Library Online (SciELO), Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS) and Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE). The descriptors used were vulnerability, woman and Aids. Eighteen texts were analyzed, including articles in scientific journals, thesis and dissertations. As a conclusion, it was noted that aged women and vulnerability to Aids are directly related, through gender characteristics including submission and that were built historical and socially. We consider as fundamental the development of studies which may generate publications accessible to women, in order to help them see themselves as persons vulnerable to Aids contagion just for being women.

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