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The numbers are the result of the USP study that examined the socio-demographic profile of the population to trace the profile of the epidemic

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Data were collected from medical records filled in outpatient
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Data were collected from medical records filled in outpatient

Women with low education and men working in mining regions are the classes most affected by AIDS in northern Brazil, the region holds the highest rates proportional mortality due to AIDS in the country.

The numbers are the result of a study that examined the socio-demographic profiles of people with HIV in the region to draw the profile of the epidemic. The survey was ealizado by infectious disease physician and researcher at the Faculty of Medicine, USP (USP), Paulo Afonso Martins Abati,.

The factors that may explain this high frequency, Abati highlights the large number of older men with much younger partner and the high number of women helpless and uneducated, and the custom of men to keep relations with more than one partner to be more socially accepted. Despite care services to people living with HIV / AIDS in the region have improved in the last ten years, people still discover belatedly that they have the virus. Many discover when they are very sick, even with the increased supply of the test. This late diagnosis implies greater difficulty in treating the disease, "says the researcher.

The information for the study were collected from medical records of persons treated in an outpatient clinic of Santarém, polo health for 24 counties in western Pará The USP has an agreement since 2000, with the Health Department of the Municipality of Santarém to meet demands and preventive care in the area of ​​infectious diseases of the population. The perception of the importance of health care for health care services to the people of the region is recent compared to the Southeast, evaluates Abati.

The intention of the practitioner is to submit this work to the Department of STD, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis of the Ministry of Health for the surveys help in guiding public policy to improve the care of people living with HIV / AIDS, with particular focus on the populations more vulnerable to infection.

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