From evidence to action: challenges for the Brazilian Unified National Health System in offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV to persons with the greatest vulnerability

by Eliana Miura Zucchi, Alexandre Grangeiro, Dulce Ferraz, Thiago Félix Pinheiro, Tatianna Alencar, Laura Ferguson, Denize Lotufo Estevam, Rosemeire Munhoz and Equipe do Estudo Combina! in Cadernos de Saúde Pública.

03/03/17 – Facing (Political) Backlash: Using School-based Intervention Studies to Promote Young Brazilians’ Health & Rights

Brazil has been internationally recognized for its successful, rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS. Now, unexpectedly, the country has an emblematic case of backlash. In this lecture, Vera Paiva, professor of social psychology and preventive medicine at University of São Paulo, will describe more recent sociopolitical shifts, as well as present results from an intervention study that tested the acceptability and effects of a multicultural human rights approach.

11/04/15 – HIV Decision Making and Linkages to Care: Research and Practice from Brazil

Eliana Zucchi, MPH, and Sarah MacCarthy, DSc, will provide an overview of critical issues concerning HIV/AIDS in Brazil. Although Brazil is widely recognized for its successful response in making antiretroviral treatment free and universally available, persistent obstacles remain. Eliana will discuss her work on psychosocial aspects underlying decision-making about HIV testing among adolescents with special … Continue reading 11/04/15 – HIV Decision Making and Linkages to Care: Research and Practice from Brazil