Vulnerable populations and infections: is it possible to rewrite history?
02:00pm to 03:30pm


History has showned how social exclusion and stigma fuel the proliferation of infectious diseases like HIV and tuberculosis among the most vulnerable groups in society. This reveals the major importance of environmental prevention, taken in a broader sense which includes its social components. Although this is an essential element for the combat of those infections, action in this field have systematically put it in a second plan. Yet, this can be reverted and history may be rewrote. The challenge is to discuss how.



The Seminar is free entry. The request of a certificate and / or declaration of attendance must be ordered on the day of the event at the ISPUP Secretariat.

Marta Pinto
Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto e RECI (Research in Education and Community Intervention)


Marta Pinto is a psychologist, professor and researcher at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Marta Pinto worked in clinical and outreach contexts with vulnerable populations like people using drugs and sex workers while doing research related to social exclusion, human rights and stigma in vulnerable populations. This experience has been the basis for national and international political advocacy and consultancy activity aiming to contribute to the design of more science informed public policies.