Ricardo Diaz

Federal University of Sao PauloBrazil

Ricardo Sobhie Diaz is an expert physician with a training in infectious diseases, conducting translational research in HIV/AIDS. He is a professor at the Infectious Diseases Department of Paulista School of Medicine at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is also a member of the “Brazilian Consensus Guidelines for Antiretrovirals for Adults and Adolescents of the Brazilian Ministry of Health”, and acts as a consultant in the area of Laboratory of STD/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Department of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Dr Diaz is an elected governing council member of the International AIDS Society, representing Latin America and the Carribean.

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It can be said that now is the best time for everyone infected to become aware of their own HIV status. The state of the art in HIV management progressively reveals that antiretroviral treatment can prevent transmission, as well as chronic damage in the human body, if started early. Unfortunately, antiretrovirals are not widely available in many places, especially in developing countries. In these parts of the world, diagnosis of HIV infection must be kept in the agenda as a priority, in order to understand specific details of local epidemics and as an effort to interrupt the chain of HIV transmission.

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