Drauzio Varella

Dr Drauzio Varella was born in Sao Paulo and is a noted medical professional, award-winning author, and public commentator on issues such as prison conditions and social welfare. He is a pioneer of HIV treatment in Brazil, and from 1989 to 2001 he volunteered to work as an unpaid physician in one of the largest jails of Brazil, the Casa de Detencao Carandiru, in order to combat the AIDS epidemic raging among the incarcerated population. He is chairman of the cancer research institute at...See more