Brazil has one of the developing world’s largest, and arguably most successful, AIDS treatment programs. In this paper we review the treatment program, including controversial policies that Brazil has used to promote widespread local and global access to AIDS treatment. We also examine the lessons learned from this program and highlight the challenges Brazil faces, including the rising costs of AIDS treatment and changes in donors’ funding priorities. Finally, we explore the relevance of Brazil’s treatment program for other countries and its broad implications for global AIDS and health policy.
Authors: Amy Stewart Nunn, Elize Massard da Fonseca, Francisco I. Bastos, Sofia Gruskin
Published By: Health Affairs
Date: July 1, 2009
Publication Link: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/28/4/1103.full