On the occasion to remember the World AIDS Day on Saturday, 1 & # 39; December, the Ministry of Public Health statistical data on the progress of the disease in & # 39; San Juan and actions being implemented to avoid possible & # 39; possible new cases.
The Minister of Public Health, Dr. Alejandra Venerando, explained that "there are 102 new positive case in & # 39; San Juan in the past year" and referred to the assistance provided by the health portfolio "not only in & # 39; terms & # 39; promotion and prevention, but also, in providing & # 39; clear answers for the treatment of patients "he explained.
Venerando acknowledged that despite all the work done by the state, the disease progresses in & # 39; San Juan, "so we should be aware, are key players in the fight against AIDS and collaborate with & # 39; people m & # 39; have the necessary information from the ministry have all possibilities for its diagnosis, in all health centers perform the tests, as well as all operators of participating ", explained the official.
The Minister insisted on the use of condoms as a key method to avoid contagion. "It is appropriate and preventive measures," he said.
In turn, the head of the Provincial Program & # 39; AIDS, Victoria Sain, explained that "there are a total of & # 39; 1377 event since the first one was found in & # 39; San Juan in -1988. In the past 6 years we have had an average of & # 39; 95 new cases, but this year we were surprised by the discovery in & # 39; & # 39 by November 2018, 103 new positive "he explained. About grounds that can generate greater number of & # 39; cases, Sain said that "it is a matter of & # 39; debate. Despite all the help from the government and the existing facility to know the disease, can & # 39; and a lack of & # 39; awareness about the use of & # 39; condoms in & # 39; sexual relationships with & # 39; new partners. This year the slogan of & # 39; the UNAIDS is "know Your state" and aims to encourage people's interest in knowing whether they have the disease or not, "he said.
Regarding the range of & # 39; age at which the disease occurs more, he noted that "there talking 32 years for men and 33 for women. At national level, the proportion of & # 39 ; AIDS is & # 39; two men and a woman at the local level there are three women for every man, "said Sain.
They will carry out massive tests
This Thursday 29 & # 39, November 30 and Friday, carried out tests on the ground floor of the Civic Center, from 9 a.m. until 1.30 p.m.
Monday, 3rd & # 39; December and Tuesday, the tests will be carried out in all provincial health centers.
In all cases, the test is free, confidential and free.