Friday , May 7 2021

Prevention and diagnosis activities continue in the capital and the interior

Within the framework of the World AIDS Response Day, by the Ministry of Public Health and through various contractors, Actions to prevent and diagnose human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection continue to develop throughout the province.

  • In the capital, on Monday 26th, from 8.30 am to 12 pm there will be a quick test at PRO Mujer Salta, Jujuy 215.
  • On Tuesday 27th, from 9am to 12h30 at Health Center 5 in El Pilar.
  • On Wednesday 28th, from 9am to 12.30am, at Health Center No 28 in the San Antonio neighborhood.

Human library

On Friday, 30 pm, at 19:00 The Oral Exhibition "30 Years of HIV in Salta", which reflects the first moments of the attention of the first HIV patient in our environment, will be presented in the House of Culture through the modality of the human library.

This exhibition will be responsible for the public health professionals with the support of the Higher Technique at the Library of the Higher Education Institute No. 6001. Each participant will present a chapter from an oral book that will tell the story of HIV in Salta.

Central Day

On Saturday, December 1, World HIV / AIDS Day 10-14, the HIV / AIDS and viral hepatitis program will install a stand in Salt's Fourth Century Square.

There will be provided information on the delivery of graphic material for the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and a swift test will be made to detect the virus in the blood of all who voluntarily request it.


On Monday, from 8.30 to 12, Dr. Ramón Carrillo, Iruya Hospital, will hold a seminar on information and prevention and rapid testing.

On Friday, 30th day, the prevention and diagnosis activities will be developed at Vicente Arroyo Hospital in Machiano, between 8 and 18 years of age. On the main square of Kachi from 9am to 12.30am. At San Roque Hospital, from Embarcación, from 9:00 to 12:30. In the cultural hall of El Gallon from 9 to 12.30. The Plaza de Guachipas, 9am to 12.30am. The Plaza de Aguaray from 9am to 12.30am. The Plaza de Chicoana from 9 to 12.30.

In La Caldera, on Saturday, December 1st, from 4 to 19 hours, an artistic festival featuring Deportivo Jardín clubs will be held.

For the test

The diagnostic test is voluntary, free and confidential. It consists of taking a small sample of blood, which is obtained by drilling in the yolk of the finger and placing it on a test strip, which after a few minutes gives a supposed result.

In order to perform the test, it is not necessary to have a total fasting, it is enough not to consume fatty foods two hours before taking the blood sample.

People diagnosed as HIV-positive can get access to free controls and treatments, both through public health services and through social security, in accordance with current national law.


The primary route of transmission of HIV and other hemorrhagic infections is sexual. Almost 100% of people of both sexes with HIV have infected an infection during an unprotected sexual relationship, so it is always advisable to use a condom that, in addition to protecting against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, prevents unwanted pregnancies,

In hospitals and health centers you have access to free condoms as well as information related to other preventative measures.

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