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Today is World AIDS Day. This year’s theme, “Communities make the difference”, recognizes how support at the grass-roots level is critical to HIV/AIDS programs worldwide, providing advocacy, education and support.

About 37.9 million people are living with HIV around the world, and many marginalized groups face discrimination or receive inadequate care. With AIDS programs in many countries under attack, community advocacy plays a critical role in tackling the AIDS epidemic.

How Brazil became a success story

In the global fight against AIDS, Brazil stands out for the pathbreaking set of AIDS policies it adopted in the 1990s. One of the first countries to guarantee all citizens access to lifesaving antiretroviral drugs, Brazil was also one of the first to implement needle-exchange programs and to make human rights a main focus of government AIDS policies.…  Seguir leyendo »