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Situations of vulnerability and geographic context: the recrudescence of HIV / AIDS in the young people in Presidente Prudente - SP

Grant number: 14/20724-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Raul Borges Guimarães
Grantee:Mateus Fachin Pedroso
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


The resurgence of AIDS in Brazil is of concern, particularly in the younger population group. This project aims to contribute, from the point of view of geography of health, for the discussion about the struggle faced by HIV / AIDS, especially the youngsters of Presidente Prudente (SP), having as main objective to identify groups in a situation of vulnerability, characterizing the geographical contexts in which they live. Giving voice to these subjects through oral reports, a procedure which requires an understanding established between the place and the body. From the point of view of scientific research, it is essential to training students interested in this subject, which involves learning concepts of human geography, especially the geography of health, as well as procedures in qualitative research for the analysis of context geographic health problem in question. (AU)