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Document ID (ISN)103747
CIS number 04-717
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Serviço Social da Indústria (SESI)
Title STDs and AIDS at the place of work - Study of awareness, attitudes and practices in enterprises where SESI undertook preventive programmes
Original title DST e AIDS no local de trabalho - Um estudo sobre conhecimentos, atitudes e práticas nas empresas trabalhadas pelo SESI [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Ministério do Saúde do Brazil, Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco G, CEP 70058-900 Brasília-DF, Brazil, 1998. 91p. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; contagion; industries; risk awareness; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) candidiasis; discriminatory practices; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Psychological factors
Bacterial and parasitic diseases