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CGT - Brasil - workers general union of Brazil - AIDS in workplace.
Guirao L Jr; Sarapu WC; Codo Y; Bollos RH; CGT-Brasil, Sao Paulo, SP,
January 30, 1997
Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):172 (abstract no. Mo.D.1689). Unique

Objectives: Approximately 80% of the Brazilian people infected with HIV is a young and economically active population, therefore, workers between 20 to 40 years old. The CGT-Brasil is a nationwide representative entity that defend the workers rights. Concerned with the health of workers in relation to DSTs/AIDS, the CGT-Brasil sees the necessity of promoting and developing continuous and preventive educational actions inside companies and its employees, using for that its organizational structure nationwide, with actions coordinated by the associated trade-unions. Methods: A CGT-Brasil project in partnership with the Ministry of Health was done, foreseen to happen in three phases: national research, continuous and preventive educational action of intervention and evaluation of results, all to be concluded in three years. It is a research with two different groups: employees and companies, to investigate, know and evaluate quantitatively the attitudes and practices of sexual behavior among workers with the purpose of detecting risk and preventive behavior related to the DSTs/AIDS, the injection drug use and blood transfusions, as well as the ways of communication and intervention considered most efficient to the information and accomplishment of a DSTs/AIDS prevention policy with the workers; and the precautions and the existing practices of DSTs/AIDS prevention policies inside companies. The evaluation among workers will be done through 3,500 interviews with the application of structured questionnaires of about 30 questions, with personal approach, in the economically active population, representative in the sections of industry, services, civil construction, transportation and health nationwide; in the companies the evaluation will be done through 500 interviews with the application of a structured questionnaire of 20 questions, with phone approach, starting from a representative sample of sections of industry, services, civil construction, transportation and health nationwide, done with owners, managers or human resource directors. In the metropolitan area of each region of the country (south, southeast, central west, northeast and north). Results: This research is already happening and its results will be know in March, 18, 1996, time of delivery of the final reports issued by the research Institute Datafolha, Responsible for the collection and analysis of the material. These informations will allow us to know the national reality by categories and macroregions, seeking future DSTs/AIDS prevention actions. Conclusion: We, therefore, conclude that we are capable of presenting these results in the XI International Conference on AIDS, pioneer in our country and because the social actions of prevention and assistance is happening through a unique partnership between workers, employers and the government.

*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/PREVENTION & CONTROL *Health Education *Health Promotion *Workplace

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