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Rev Bras Enferm. 2007 Jul-Aug;60(4):434-8.

[Knowledge, contraceptive practice and HIV/AIDS prevention among university students].

[Article in Portuguese]

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  • 1Departamento de Enfermagem da UFPI, Teresina, PI.


Descriptive research of qualitative approach, with the study object about college medicine and nursing students concerning the contraceptive choice and DST/SIDA control. Identifying the contraceptive method choice between these graduating, and to evidence if they associate the methods to the prevention of the DST's/SIDA or not. The data were collected by semi-structured interviews in ribbon cassette. The produced data were reorganized and analyzed based on theoretical referencial. Results alert for changes in students attitudes needs either in current education way, to offer support so that they really understand the importance and necessity of safe sexual practical, and associates contraceptive methods to sexual diseases, HIV/AIDS control beyond planned pregnancy prevention.

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