Brazil registered its first case of AIDS in 1980, and by 1983 the São Paulo gay rights group Outra Coisa (Something Else) already had handed out informational leaflets on the new disease. That same year the São Paulo state government established an AIDS program, and two years later activists formed the first nongovernmental organizations dedicated exclusively to AIDS. Elsewhere in Latin America at that early date, hardly anyone considered the disease cause for local concern.
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