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Specialists Fear Brazil’s Government May Reduce HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The program to distribute antiretroviral drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS in Brazil is known to be one of the most universal, successful programs of its kind in the world. Experts, however, say other HIV/AIDS prevention programs may be threatened by the current government of President Jair Bolsonaro.

“We are concerned,” Veriano Terto Jr., vice-president of ABIA (Brazilian AIDS Interdisciplinary Association) tells The Rio Times. “What will happen to programs that are not as consolidated, such as PrEP and PeP, is a question mark.”

Since 1996, Brazil distributes free antiretroviral drugs through the . . .

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