A unit concerned with new knowledge generation related to responsible sexuality and STD-HIV/AIDS. Our interest in the Knowledge Generation and Implementation Line (LGAC) is committed to fortify the safety elements that promote a responsible sexuality and to reduce risk factors that compromise STD infection, including HIV on people of the community.
The main concern of this unit is to study sexual behaviors in key population to identify useful and sustainable components, as well as the ones in need of improvement to allow us to develop models to explain sexual well-being and STD prevention. Our work focus sees the individual as an integral being, thus, projects and work include aspects of social, economic, and political nature that make people more vulnerable. Because of this, the focus of this unit is related not to population groups, but to vulnerable population groups in risk of contracting STD-HIV/AIDS, for example: a) Teenagers: In school enrollment, marginalized communities, and street child situation; b) Fathers of Teenagers: Marginalized communities with low schooling; c) Drivers travelling to the border; d) Housewives; e) Homosexual men with an active sexual life; amongst others. Therefore, this area of research is to contribute to the reduction of STDs and HIV/AIDS contagion vulnerability through the development and awareness of knowledge about responsible sexuality predecessors.