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The impacts of AIDS movements on the policy responses to HIV/AIDS in Brazil and South Africa: a comparative analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23137055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brazil and South Africa were among the first countries profoundly impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and had similar rates of HIV infection in the early 1990s. Today, Brazil has less than 1% adult HIV prevalence, implemented treatment and prevention programmes early in the epidemic, and now has exemplary HIV/AIDS programmes. South Africa, by contrast, has HIV prevalence of 18% and was, until recently, infamous for its delayed and inappropriate response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This article explores how differing relationships between AIDS movements and governments have impacted the evolving policy responses to the AIDS epidemic in both countries, including through AIDS programme finance, leadership and industrial policy related to production of generic medicines.
Amy Nunn; Samuel Dickman; Nicoli Nattrass; Alexandra Cornwall; Sofia Gruskin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Global public health     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1744-1706     ISO Abbreviation:  Glob Public Health     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-05     Completed Date:  2013-05-09     Revised Date:  2013-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256323     Medline TA:  Glob Public Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1031-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infectious Diseases, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Drug Industry
HIV Infections* / drug therapy,  economics,  epidemiology
Health Policy*
Health Services Accessibility / legislation & jurisprudence
Patient Advocacy*
South Africa / epidemiology
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