O Movimento Negro do ABC Paulista: Diálogos sobre a prevenção das DST/aids

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Objective: To present the integration possibility evaluation (between the agendas of the black movement with the themes of health, particularly in relation to prevention of STD/AIDS). Methods: We used the qualitative instrument called the Delphi Panel, given its flexibility to consultations with stakeholders with different power resources. 135 were registered entities of the black movement: 41 of them agreed to participate in the panel of questions. The project was extended to seven cities in the ABC region, bringing together 655,886 inhabitants (browns and blacks), who represent 32.8% of the total population of the region. Results: The group of 41 participating (grass-roots organizations) proposed to act in actions of prevention of STD/AIDS directly (by adding them to their daily activities) or indirectly (through actions of social control) and assessed the need to understand socio-history of the greater vulnerability of the black population, not only in relation to the prevention of STD/AIDS, but also of health as a whole and the totality of life: "[...] the history of black dehumanization is a denial of the condition to be human, which exposes blacks to any disease. The information is unreliable, if coming this way. Blacks must be seen as a whole. Conclusions: The racism is understood as something that precedes any other, it has an impact on the access to health and has been reflected in the greater vulnerability of black men and women to HIV infection. The elements of affirmation of racial identity contribute to promoting the health of black people. Joint actions between health services and social movements provide conditions to strengthen a policy of confronting STD/AIDS among black women and black men, all Brazilians.

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Spiassi, A. L., Faustino, D. M., Viso, A. T. R., Cavalheiro, L. O., Vichessi, D. F., Sant’Anna, V., & Akerman, M. (2010). O Movimento Negro do ABC Paulista: Diálogos sobre a prevenção das DST/aids. Saude e Sociedade, 19(SUPPL.2), 121–133. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902010000600012

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