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BERMUDEZ, Ximena Pamela Díaz  and  SEFFNER, Fernando. Brazilian leadership in the context of the UNGASS Declaration of Commitment in HIV/Aids. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2006, vol.40, suppl., pp.101-108. ISSN 1518-8787.

The present article focuses on the subject of leadership in the United Nations Declaration of Commitment in HIV/AIDS, discussing the advancements, challenges, and limitations to the action of major social forces acting to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Brazil. The national policy on AIDS was characterized by the illustrative Brazilian experience in summoning multiple government, civil society, and private sector initiatives to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The synergy between different partners needs to be enhanced and efforts in the field of scientific and technological development must be articulated in order to minimize the effects of technological dependence. These actions are aimed at the sustainable production of drugs and other products, with the perspective of improving the fulfillment of the constitutional precept of health as a universal right.

Keywords : Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [prevention & control]; Social control policies; Social control [formal]; Social control [informal]; Program development; Non-governmental organizations; Human rights; Leadership; Brazil.

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