Article of Global Journal of Case Reports 

Knowledge of Prostitutes on the Prevention of Neglected diseases

Nascimento K.C1, Melo F.M2, Costa T.I.S3, Amorim T.K.V.F4, Araújo W.J.S5, Riscado J.L.S6
1Enfermeira Especialista/Docente-Uninassau; 2Cirurgião Dentista Especialista, 3Discente do Curso de Enfermagem-Uninassau, 4Discente do Curso de Enfermagem - Uninassau, 5Fisioterapeuta, Especialista da Pestalozzi,6Psicólogo, Doutor em Saúde Pública, Docente UFAL/FAMED

Abstract:
Neglected diseases develop more in areas with deficient socioeconomic conditions, the working environment in which sex workers toiled through a routine with intense contact, prolonged, customer turnover, often the work environment in poor sanitary conditions favor contagion, contamination, spread of some neglected diseases. Bring health education through problematical active methodology. Raise awareness of sex Occuptional about neglected diseases. Knowing, as they prevent. This is an action research through an experience report on health education through active methodology performed in a cabaret in Maceió, in October 2016 with 10 sex workers. After sex workers participate in four phases: There a current concern for each sex worker reported that some entities have had some of these diseases, but they did not know they were these. It was observed that prostitutes know little about the given disease, its signs, symptoms, modes of transmission. The consumption of illicit drugs is common among them, a factor that exposes the most vulnerable situations in relation to the identification / perception of neglected diseases.

Keywords:
Diseases; Neglected; Prevention; Prostitutes

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