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Brazil Takes Advantage of World Cup Crowds to Test for HIV

June 16, 2014

This article was reported by Fox News.

Fox News reported that Brazilian health officials took the opportunity to offer HIV testing and hand out condoms to World Cup fans in Sao Paulo June 13 during festivities in the city. According to Ivone De Paula, Sao Paulo's state coordinator for STD prevention, the World Cup provides an opportunity that cannot be missed. Part of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS "Protect the Goal" HIV/AIDS prevention program, the campaign provides rapid HIV testing and counseling, free condoms, and emergency retroviral drugs in Sao Paulo and 11 other cities across Sao Paulo state that currently house visiting World Cup teams. Brazil typically holds HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns during the Carnival holiday, including condom distribution; aggressive prevention and treatment programs in the country have served as a model for others for many years.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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