On the last day on the conference, a contingent of several hundred Brazilians and other Latin Americans staged a march through the conference exhibtion hall. Here is what they had to say.



Brazilian Manifesto

We live in a moment of unquestionable advancement in HIV/AIDS care and treatment, but the majority of people living with AIDS in developing countries or disadvantaged communities in the developed world have no access to the new antiviral therapy.
The Brazilians attending the XIth International Conference on AIDS, including the National Program on STD-AIDS, Ministry of Health, Brazil - one of the most important clients of the pharmaceutical industry in the third world - understand that scientific advances shoudl provide benefits for the majority rather than perpetuating existing inequalities.
In this context, a sum of efforts must be developed by all communities represented int his conference, especially the pharmaceutical industry, through social programs targeting disadvantaged communities or negotiated price reductions of, at least, 35%.


Only with the all-encompassing effort can we fulfill the conference's goal - one world, one hope.


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