The Ministry of Health is close to reaching 150,000 rapid test to detect the Human Immunodeficiency (HIV virus); Reactive efficiency close to 100% in the detection of the virus, made in a few minutes.
This was announced by the Secretary of Health, Monica Liliana Rangel Martinez, who explained that within the framework of the National Day & # 39; Rapid Test in 2018, the Secretariat led campaign & # 39; discovered in & # 39; timely in the entire state, at the end of & # 39; 144,000 in October enabled test & # 39; potosinos and potosinas.
"In addition, our program & # 39; care and monitoring of patients with HIV is among the best in the country to treat because nine out of 10 patients & # 39; that keep disease low & # 39; this virus in the blood, which is an institutional achievement, "said Monica Liliana Rangel.
He explained that this week were applying rapid tests & # 39; HIV in seven different municipal seats & # 39; Sanitary Jurisdictions that have reached the largest number of & # 39; potosinos.
In addition, the Ministry of Health added that the tests will be available in the Health Units such as: Health Centers, CAPASITS, General Hospitals and Community Hospitals Basic.
The rapid HIV test benefits are:
1.- awareness of HIV diagnosis helps to take preventive measures to avoid transmission.
2.- The discovery in & # 39; timely allows early & # 39; & # 39 by treatment, greater success.
3.- This campaign will be vigilant to any rapid test & # 39; has HIV counseling & # 39; before and after the test, as well as delivery & # 39; results from trained and informed that will provide accompaniment.
4.- The rapid test gives results with accuracy and sensitivity close to 100%, in & # 39; minutes.
People are recommended to have a rapid test & # 39; HIV are those who have unprotected sexual practices, people who share needles or other sharp objects or those who have a sexually transmitted infection, hepatitis or tuberculosis, those they have a tattoo or piercing earring in the & # 39; any part of their body.
YEAR TESTS & # 39; HIV RAPID TOTAL TESTS
2017 Tests applied at the end of the third quarter 123 396
2018 Tests applied at the end of the third quarter 144 895