HIV positive figures are not lower than in previous years, with men being the worst affected, according to Pronasida. This year's campaign aims to prevent and encourage care to prevent this and other sexually transmitted infections.
Of the 1 443 people diagnosed with HIV last year, 71% are men and 29% are women, in addition to 392 cases of AIDS, and the age is between 20 and 34 years, figures that do not change from files , corresponding to previous years. , according to data from Pronasida.
Regarding the situation, Dr Tanya Sambio, Director of the Pronosida, explained that the main point she is trying to insist on is to provide an effective response to the education, promotion and prevention of sexually transmitted infections.
In connection with the treatment provided by the diagnosed people, he explained that the current drugs are three drugs in one tablet, one dose.
"We have antiretroviral drugs that we do not lack, nor in specific HIV program reagents, which have to be distinguished from conventional reagents that every person should be either someone living with HIV or not. center on specific reagents, such as rapid tests, confirmatory tests that are Wester Block, viral load, and CD4 monitoring and plasma viral load studies, "he explained.
The HIV test adds asymptomatic syphilis and hepatitis, the results are confidential and take them for at least 30 minutes, does not require a medical order because it is voluntary.
Samudio has urged people to take the test that is free and confidential to start treatment, and in this sense has indicated that MSP offers a range of consumer services such as reagents, research, anti-retroviral drugs in the eighteen areas of health care and, in particular, for complex care, which are located in twelve health regions.
Every year, on 1 December, the World AIDS Day is celebrated to raise awareness on education and promotion. "We are working on structured prevention and trained professionals who offer diagnostic and follow-up tests to all users and we have a duty to look for help in prevention, to encourage care to prevent transmission," he said.