|Document ID (ISN)||103747|
|Convention or series no.
Serviço Social da Indústria (SESI)
||STDs and AIDS at the place of work - Study of awareness, attitudes and practices in enterprises where SESI undertook preventive programmes
||DST e AIDS no local de trabalho - Um estudo sobre conhecimentos, atitudes e práticas nas empresas trabalhadas pelo SESI [in Portuguese]|
||Ministério do Saúde do Brazil, Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco G, CEP 70058-900 Brasília-DF, Brazil, 1998. 91p. Illus.
||This study investigated the awareness of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and AIDS among 4893 workers in 123 enterprises where the Brazilian social service for industry (SESI) had undertaken preventive programmes. The analysis of answers to a 34-item questionnaire revealed that although workers were well aware of the mode of transmission of these diseases and of their prevention, certain unfounded beliefs and discriminatory attitudes towards infected workers persisted. Only few workers regularly used condoms. The study highlights the need for more thorough information in order to close certain gaps.
||Brazil; contagion; industries; risk awareness; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious diseases
||candidiasis; discriminatory practices; questionnaire survey
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases