The Brazilian Program Against Aids Remains A Model, Despite Its Shortcomings

Shenzhen, China (PressExposure) September 02, 2008 -- The Brazilian program of prevention against AIDS and the HIV virus has reached the age of the "majority" even though it still has gaps in the field of management and information campaigns.

The Bird has since 1988 partnered with the Brazilian government in the field of prevention against AIDS and has invested a total of $ 400 million in various programs related to the fight against the epidemic.

At the beginning of 90 years, the AIDS epidemic in Brazil was growing and the rate of people living with HIV were similar to those of Africa. Currently, the HIV rate fell to 0.6% of the adult population and the number of AIDS deaths fell by half.

Initial estimates of Bird, Brazil would have 1.2 million people living with the AIDS virus by the year 2000, but currently the rate of infection is 620 miles.

But Brazil must make progress in different sectors, especially in regard to information from groups considered most vulnerable: the men who have sex with men, sex workers, injecting drug users and pregnant women.

Brazil is in the process of developing many partnerships within South America, in addition to export retroviral drugs for countries like Bolivia and Paraguay, Africa and Portuguese-speaking nations like Mozambique, the Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Cape Verde.


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Press Release Submitted On: August 19, 2008 at 9:04 pm
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