The Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA) expresses deep concern regarding President Jair Bolsonaro’s latest changes in the Ministry of Health and regarding hisactive support for a demonstration in favor of a military that was held on Sunday (April 19th) before the Army headquarters in Brasilia. ABIA joins the flood of critics against the event, remains vigilant and stands in defenseof democracy in Brazil.
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ABIA expresses its total rejection of the unfortunate declaration of the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, who in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable – the sexual abstinence policy recently announced by Minister Damares Alves -stated that “a person with HIV is an expense for everyone here in Brazil ”.