(De)leites (PrEP)arados: uma etnografia sobre a profilaxia de pré-exposição ao HIV em Anápolis/GO

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


More than 30 years after the beginning of the hiv-aids epidemic other prevention methods have emerged in addition to condoms, such as HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a drug composed of two antiretrovirals (Tenofovir and Entricitabine) and marketed under the name Truvada. This Master's thesis uses the tools of the anthropological methods to interpret how PrEP is inserted as a prevention method among men who experience homoeroticism in the city of Anápolis/GO. Thereby, this ethnography addresses some axes: how different temporalities are triggered when it comes to a medication that prevents the HIV virus; how was my experience as a health professional conducting anthropological research; which issues in addition to the “fear of the disease” my interlocutors trigger when talking about their feelings as users of PrEP - such as gossip, which occurs when being in a health unit that promotes prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV. Finally, I ethnograph narratives about the boundaries between pleasure and danger related to the use of PrEP, as long as it is not the central element in the fulfillment of desires, but works as its co-author when it comes to the analysis of the search for more pleasure in sexual relations.



CARVALHO JUNIOR, E. F. (De)leites (PrEP)arados: uma etnografia sobre a profilaxia de pré-exposição ao HIV em Anápolis/GO. 2020. 138 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Antropologia Social) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2020.