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Daí Galera

HIV environment in Brazil

Santa Catarina, a southern province of Brazil, registered more than 11,000 AIDS deaths in 2015.1 Last year, 18% of notified AIDS cases in Florianópolis, the capital of the province, were among 15- 24 year-olds.1 This is a significant challenge for the local health system and highlights the need to add new initiatives for prevention, early HIV diagnosis and better treatment adherence.

Key Facts

  1. Dados - HIV / AIDS (2017) Available at: http://aids.sc.gov.br/dados.html (Accessed: 28 February 2017).Gräf, T, et al. (2011) HIV-1 Genetic
  2. Diversity And Drug Resistance Among Treatment Naïve Patients From Southern Brazil: An Association Of HIV-1 Subtypes With Exposure Categories. Journal of Clinical Virology. 51(3): 186-191.