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BIS. Boletim do Instituto de Saúde (Impresso)

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BARBOZA, Renato  e  ROCHA, Ane Talita da Silva. The rights and the access to health care of gays and of men who make sex with men: a view on the VIII Brazilian Congress on Prevention of the STDs and AIDS and the I Brazilian Congress on Prevention of Viral Hepatitis. BIS, Bol. Inst. Saúde (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.2, pp. 131-140. ISSN 1518-1812.

This article debates the rights and the access to the Brazilian public health system (Sistema Único de Saúde - SUS) of gays and of men who make sex with men. It also analysis the results of the VIII Brazilian Congress on Prevention of the STDs and AIDS and the I Brazilian Congress on Prevention of Viral Hepatitis, carried out in 2010, concerning the objects and the prevention strategies adopted by the institutions. The article describes, additionally, the main policies and action plans published by the federal government, from 2004 to 2009, checking the duties of the Ministry of Health and linking them to the results of the congresses. The findings stand out, according to the reports of the congresses, the reduced visibility of this population. Moreover, they reveal the improvement of the coordination, monitoring and assessment of processes carried out in the country aimed to face the stigma and the discrimination of this population segment.

Palavras-chave : Vulnerability; Public policies; Health of gay and of men who make sex with men.

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