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By Amy Nunn

Brazil’s public coverage reaction to the AIDS epidemic preceded these of many constructing nations. in the course of my tenure as President, in 1996, Brazil followed a legislation making certain unfastened and common entry to AIDS therapy for everybody residing with HIV/AIDS. Brazil grew to become the 1st constructing kingdom to supply publicly-financed AIDS therapy for everyone residing with HIV/AIDS. now we have one of many world’s such a lot winning AIDS courses that's thought of a version for different dev- oping nations. at the present time, 185,000 humans obtain life-saving AIDS cocktails in Brazil, and millions of lives were kept. yet this was once now not a simple conflict. there have been many demanding situations alongside the best way. 20 years in the past, Brazil’s achie- ments this present day may have appeared most unlikely. throughout the Nineteen Eighties, in Brazil, as somewhere else, there has been overwhelming stigma linked to AIDS; humans dwelling with HIV frequently misplaced their jobs and died fast prior to the arrival of life-saving antiretroviral medicines. Brazil’s AIDS flow used to be terribly vital in selling innovative AIDS guidelines; institutions of individuals dwelling with HIV have been the 1st to denounce pervasive AIDS-related discri- country and referred to as public consciousness to the significance of AIDS. Activists protested within the streets for over a decade, engaged the media, and framed AIDS as a human rights factor.

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