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Sexuality, affectivity and HIV/AIDS in Heliopolis community: an ethnography with young MSM - men who have sex with men

Grant number: 15/01830-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal researcher:Júlio Assis Simões
Grantee:Carolina Cordeiro Mazzariello
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


From the mid-2000s the number of cases of HIV / AIDS among young MSM - men who have sex with men - has increased considerably. Thus, this project aims to investigate the socio-cultural values and experiences that guide the affective practices and associated with sexuality and prevention of HIV / AIDS, among young MSM of lower classes, residents of Heliopolis community. It is understood that the intersections between race, class, sexuality and gender are key in the constructions of self and that these intersections have a strong impact on how young people experience their trajectories, so it is also intended to discuss the way how young MSM of lower classes negotiate that different social markers of difference in specific contexts, and exercise choices regarding health and emotional and sexual life. In addition, the HIV epidemic had its critical moment there about 35 years ago, in a relatively distant period to the young people being investigated, so it is also relevant to question the meaning attributed by them to AIDS, and identify as such perceptions interfere with their emotional and sexual practices.

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MAZZARIELLO, Carolina Cordeiro. Sexuality and HIV/Aids prevention among young gay men at Heliópolis community, São Paulo. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas São Paulo.

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