Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://www.arca.fiocruz.br/handle/icict/22812
Title: Sexual Diversity and Vulnerability to AIDS: the Role of Sexual Identity and Gender in the Perception of Risk by Young People (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Authors: Monteiro, Simone
Cecchetto, Fátima
Vargas, Eliane
Mora, Claudia
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação e m Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação e m Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação e m Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Educação e m Ambiente e Saúde. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Abstract: This paper analyzes the perceptions of risk for HIV transmission and the formation of sexual identities and gender of young men and women of different sexual orientations and color/race. The study is based on ethnographic observation in a variety of nocturnal social environments in Rio de Janeiro and interviews with young people within this context. The findings show that our informants have assimilated preventive information regarding HIV, but have difficulties in adopting consistent condom use. There are variations in HIV risk perception associated with sexual identities and gender: gay men see themselves and are perceived by others as the most vulnerable group. Among youth who claim heterosexual practices, susceptibility to HIV is associated with “others”. Lesbians see themselves as not being at risk for AIDS. It can be concluded that sexual identities and gender influence the perception of AIDS risk. However, being social, sexual identities are contextual and can vary over the course of a person’s life. Our results underscore the importance of the current debate regarding the implications of fixing identity labels to social and political movements.
Keywords: Sexual diversity
Sexual identity
STD/AIDS vulnerability
Young people
gender
Sociability
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
keywords: Diversidade sexual
Identidade sexual
AIDS
DSTs
Vulnerabilidade
Jovens
Gênero
Sociabilidade
Rio de Janeiro
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Citation: MONTEIRO, Simone. et al. Sexual Diversity and Vulnerability to AIDS: the Role of Sexual Identity and Gender in the Perception of Risk by Young People (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Sex. Res Soc Policy, v.7, p.270-282, 2010.
DOI: 10.1007/s13178-010-0030-1
ISSN: 1868-9884
Copyright: restricted access
Appears in Collections:IOC - Artigos de Periódicos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
simone3_monterio_etal_IOC_2010.pdf382.62 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy


FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInGoogle BookmarksBibTex Format mendeley Endnote DiggMySpace

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.