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Daí Galera

Key Challenges

Young adults in Florianópolis, Brazil rarely visit and interact with healthcare professionals, except in emergency situations.Recently people started to perceive HIV as a non-serious disease and more worryingly, one which is not life-threatening. Florianópolis has the third largest HIV incidence in the country2, yet only 5,300 people were tested in 2015.

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.