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Space and gender: vulnerability of HIV / AIDS seropositive women in Presidente Prudente - SP

Grant number: 18/05706-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2018
Effective date (End): August 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator: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
Associated scholarship(s):19/05071-0 - Across the ocean: the geographical context and vulnerability of HIV/AIDS seropositive women in Maputo - Mozambique, BE.EP.MS


Since the early 1980s, HIV / AIDS has become a serious public health problem for Brazil, as changes in its initial profile have taken place, which has led to the feminization of the disease. In Western capitalist society, today this reflex is based on patriarchal ideologies and actions, which condition women to situations of vulnerability. For this reason we aim to understand the reality of women facing HIV / AIDS, seeking to elucidate the different relationships that are configured on the vulnerability of gender and space. In order to achieve this objective, we base qualitative research as a work tool, which is based on the systematization of the Grounded Theory that allows discourse analysis and the understanding of subjects' lives. Women living in the municipality of Presidente Prudente with HIV / AIDS will be considered as these subjects of the research. (AU)