Public health policies facing the epidemic of AIDS and the assistance for people with the disease

Mariana Vieira Villarinho Maria Itayra Padilha Lina Márcia Miguéis Berardinelli Miriam Susskind Borenstein Betina Horner Schlindwein Meirelles Selma Regina de Andrade About the authors

The study aimed to identify the major public policy on HIV/AIDS in Brazilian society, since 1980; and to reflect on their impact on the assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. Descriptors: public health policies, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and integral health care, we obtained a sample of 23 articles in Medline and Lilacs data bases. After analysis, there were two moments: first, the emergence of public policies in response to the AIDS epidemic, and second, to improve care for people living with HIV/AIDS. Despite the significant advances achieved in terms of public health policies in Brazil, there is a complex way in the pursuit of quality of care for people with HIV/AIDS.

Public Health Policies; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Integral Health Care

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