Pioneer doctor in AIDS treatment in Brazil dies in Rio

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The doctor Carlos Alberto Morais de Sá, a reference in the treatment of AIDS in Brazil, died last Saturday (26), at the age of 76, in Rio. The information was released by Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UniRio). The cause of death was not disclosed.

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Sá was one of the pioneers in the treatment of AIDS patients and contributed to the construction of the National Reference Center on HIV / AIDS, at the University Hospital Gaffrée e Guinle, linked to UniRio.

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Physician at the hospital since 1972, Sá became coordinator of the center in 1983. From 1987 to 1993, he was a consultant to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, as a member of the National Commission on HIV / AIDS.

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