versión impresa ISSN 1405-9274
BETANCOURT RODRIGUEZ, Carlos Fabian y PINILLA ALFONSO, María Yaneth. Perceptions about the Social and Cultural Context of HIV/AIDS in the Indigenous Peoples of Colombia. Desacatos [online]. 2011, n.35, pp. 75-86. ISSN 1405-9274.
This paper introduces some perceptions around social and cultural aspects involved in the sexual and reproductive health of piaroa, Curripaco, piapoco, paez, Guambiano and tikuna indigenous communities in Colombia. The researchers made workshops to prevent HIV/AIDS and observed that the communities suffer illness related with poverty, forced displacement and armed conflict. They found that myths, beliefs and traditions make the inclusion of prevention strategies to HIV/AIDS more difficult. There are situations like gender inequality and homophobia which increase the vulnerability of men having sex with men and of women to HIV/ AIDS and sexually transmitted disease (STD).All this, inside of the frame of the ethnic panorama.
Palabras llave : HIV/AIDS; natives; sexual health; reproductive health; vulnerability.