Changes In Brazil’s Government Could Threaten Country’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, Expert Says

BMJ Opinion: Elize Massard da Fonseca: Brazil’s HIV/AIDS policy is under siege
Elize Massard da Fonseca, assistant professor of public administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil and visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California Berkeley, discusses the ways in which changes in Brazil’s government potentially threaten HIV/AIDS progress in the country, writing, “This government’s demotion of those working on HIV and AIDS, and its support of ideologies that associate negative moral attributes with people living with these infections, risk turning back the clock on progress. Brazil’s achievements over the past 30 years on preventing and treating HIV and AIDS could suffer major setbacks that will be difficult to overturn” (7/19).