Brazil To Require Reporting Of HIV Cases To Improve Treatment Coverage

In “an effort to advance highly lauded efforts to combat AIDS,” Brazil will require physicians to report cases of HIV, not just AIDS, to state and federal authorities, the Associated Press/Washington Post reports. Brazil’s national treatment program currently “reaches 223,000 people and costs the nation nearly $700 million a year,” but health authorities said they believe another 250,000 people are living with HIV and could benefit from early therapy, according to the news agency (12/27).

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