ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


HIV/AIDS and the reflection of sexual invisibility in the elderly in Brazil

To evaluate similar reports of HIV/AIDS and AIDS deaths in Brazil by age, focusing on the geriatric group. Descriptive epidemiological study based on public databases and statistical analyses of HIV reports between 2007-2016 and cases of AIDS and AIDS deaths between 1980-2016, divided by age and sex. Of the 164,535 HIV cases reported between 2007-2016, 3.13% were elderly. Regarding AIDS cases between 1980-2004 and 2005-2016, there was an increase of 109.12% in the elderly and 208.44% in the elderly, associated with the rise in deaths in these groups. Comparing the numbers of AIDS and HIV cases from 2007-2016, there was an increase in the HIV/AIDS relationship with the advancing age. Strategies are needed that provide a decline in the number of elderly people with HIV, through investment in prevention, multidisciplinary team and public policies.

Author(s): Bruna Balbina de Melo e Silva, Clarisse Vieira de Almeida, Elza de Araújo Dantas, Henrique Eduardo Romão Arboés, Larissa Queiroz de Oliveira, Amália Cinthia Meneses Rêgo, Francisco Irochima Pinheiro, Irami Araújo-Filho
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