Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1518-8345
NICHIATA, Lúcia Yasuko Izumi; SHIMA, Hisako and TAKAHASHI, Renata Ferreira. Understanding AIDS in Brazil. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 1995, vol.3, n.1, pp. 149-158. ISSN 1518-8345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11691995000100012.
The authors discuss and analyze the magnitude and the evolution of the AIDS epidemic in Brazil. They evaluate how the infection has being approached in this country, taking into account the historical and social context in which it appeared and disseminated.
Keywords : AIDS; magnitude and evolution; approach to the epidemic; prevention and control program.