Aids mortality in Brazil: an analysis of multiple causes of death
Ana Maria Nogales Vasconcelos, Universidade de Brasília
This paper describes the progress of the mortality by AIDS in Brazil and its path leading to death. Data from the Information System of the Ministry of Health from 1999 to 2006 with all the mentions in the death certificate are used. In last 20 years, the face of the mortality by AIDS went though great transformations. The mortality in no longer high concentrated in the Southeast region and the numbers of death stabilized around 11000 per year. Female deaths correspond to 33% of all deaths and the life expectancy increased. Closely associated to dermatological disease, others mentions in the death certificate became more frequently such as cardiovascular disease, hepatitis and diabetics. This paper emphasizes the use of multiple causes of death data to determine the changes in this vast scenery of this disease contributing to the Brazilian Program for assistance and prevention of STD-Aids.