Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
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 0104-1169. 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.