City Life - Brazil

City Life - Brazil

HIV/AIDS sufferers in Brazil today get the same treatment as HIV/AIDS sufferers in the USA and Europe -- the same, free anti-retroviral drugs, clinical care, and monitoring. Since Brazil started to manufacture its own HIV/AIDS drugs in 1997, the country's patients have proved just as capable of taking their medicines on time as Americans or Europeans, and the Brazilian government's national HIV/AIDS program has halved the death rate from AIDS, prevented thousands of new patients from being hospitalized, and helped to stabilize the epidemic. Brazil's actions have effectively countered the arguments that the drug companies were using to deny AIDS treatment to developing countries' health services.

So is Brazil's program the template for AIDS treatment elsewhere? This program from the City Life series examines whether it can be replicated in other countries.

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Citation

Main credits

Sorrentino, Bruno (film producer)
Sorrentino, Bruno (film director)
Burlamaqui, Luciana (film producer)
Rubio, Daniel A. (film producer)
Friere, Janaína (film producer)
Vallade, Sylvia (editor of moving image work)
Chobanian, Deborah (translator)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Richards, Jenny (editor of moving image work)
Atkins, Rachel (narrator)

Other credits

Editor, Sylvia Vallade; translation, Deborah Chobanian; series producer, Luke Gawin; series editor, Jenny Richards.


Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

Anthropology
Brazil
Business Practices
Death And Dying
Developing World
Economics
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
HIV/AIDS
Health
Human Rights
Humanities
International Studies
Latin American Studies
Law
Population
Science, Technology, Society
Social Justice
Sociology

Keywords

AIDS, Brazil, anti-retroviral drugs, generic drugs, HIV; "Brazil"; Bullfrog Films