The impact of AIDS in Portugal.

J T Garcia

Abstract


An outline of the AIDS epidemiological situation in Portugal is given. Its mortality is compared with that of other diseases connected with the behaviour of individuals. The weight of AIDS on mass media is discussed. Prevention strategies adopted in Portugal are mentioned and its impact on the Portuguese society is reflected upon. The interference of AIDS in questions concerning ethics and deontology is commented on. Reference is made to aspects of the impact of AIDS upon health research worldwide: a brief discussion is presented on the repercussion that AIDS might have on research in Portugal.

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