Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
versão impressa ISSN 1657-7027
GARCIA-BERNAL, Ricardo et al. Mainstreaming of HIV/Aids prevention in alternative development projects in Colombia. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.18, pp. 34-47. ISSN 1657-7027.
This article describes the first phase of a Human Inmunodeficiency Virus HIV/AIDS related preventive intervention mainstreamed in the monitoring and evaluation activities conducted within the frame of an alternative development project aimed at rural populations living in regions affected by illegal crops and/or presence of irregular armed forces. It also analyses results of the knowledge, attitudes and sex behaviour survey, which evidences persistence of misconceptions around ways of viral transmission, negative attitudes towards people living with HIV, and low frequency of protected sex practices. Level of knowledge and consistency of condom use are much lower among this population group than in other highly vulnerable population groups living in urban contexts. This intervention constituted the first successful experience in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS prevention in development projects supported by United Nations (UN) in Colombia.
Palavras-chave : Aids; Prevention; Survey; Mainstreaming; Sexuality; Vulnerability; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Health Care Surveys; Sex Instruction.