The Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA) released on 20/07 “Myth vs. Reality: evaluating the Brazilian response to HIV in 2016”. The publication was showed in the Global Village, Durban, South Africa. Using simple and objective language, the publication offers up hard-hitting analyses in order to contribute to the reconstruction of the Brazilian response to the epidemic, which was once a model for the world.
Versions of the publication in Portuguese and English are available for download at the Observatories being led by ABIA (National Observatory of AIDS Policies and here, GAPW).
To help understand the challenges confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Brazil today, ABIA invited some of Brazil’s leading experts to write about the topic. Alexandre Grangeiro, Fernando Seffner, Richard Parker, Mario Scheffner, Veriano Terto Jr. and Sonia Vieira, among others, provide essential reflections that help pave for Brazil’s return to an exemplary response to the epidemic.
According to ABIA, Brazil was for many years a worldwide model of a successful response to the epidemic and “the Brazilian failure may reflect negatively upon many countries in Latin America and the Caribbea, but also in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.”