Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
On-line version ISSN 1561-3054
GALA GONZALEZ, Ángela et al. Dynamics of contracting HIV seen in its social, environmental and cultural dimension. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 2007, vol.59, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3054.
The adaptation of Coreil et al´s communicable disease model to the dynamics of contracting HIV from the sensitive individual perspective was intended to be explained in this article. A literature review on the situation of this disease in Cuba and worldwide by developing the phylosophical debate on concepts and the basis for a different risk approach was made. The applicability and usefulness of this model for the study of determinants involved in HIV infection was shown.
Keywords : HIV; AIDS; communicable diseases; exposure; risk.