CITY & # 39; MEKKU.
There are many myths surrounding the condition.
One in three people living with HIV in Latin America with jafhiex, mainly because of the stigma associated with & # 39; this disease due to a & # 39; there is no culture & # 39; Prevention, said Carlos Magis, Mexico by the National Center for prevention and control & # 39; HIV / AIDS (Censida)
"There are still delays in diagnosis despite the fact that today people diagnosed and treated at & # 39; timely expectancy has & # 39; high life," said Magis, director of comprehensive care for Censida.
The doctor explained that with current treatments, life expectancy amounted to 40 years in & # 39; & # 39 with infected people; this virus.
Brenda Crabtree Ramirez, local president of the International AIDS Society (AIDS), stressed that violence, stigma and inequality of access to prevention and information have become the most important obstacles to overcome .
"It is a fact that unless we jiġġieldux against this, the AIDS epidemic can not be attacked by & # 39; effectively," he said.
The experts said that among people who have the least discovered are mainly elderly men and heterosexual.
"Especially in & # 39; this group & # 39; the latter, are slow to perceive that they are in & # 39; risk because there is a big stigma about this disease", said Juan Sierra, head of department of & # 39; the infettoloġija in Messikanu Institute & # 39; Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán.
In Mexico, according to the data of & # 39; Censida, just over 141,000 people currently receive antiretroviral treatment by 1996 and decreased mortality, although there are 5,000 annual deaths from this disease.
"With the treatments we offer at the Ministry of Health, patients were better and 51% & # 39; those diagnosed and treated to reduce the viral load within six months", said Magis.
He added that one of the shortcomings to the region is that pharmacy tests are not yet available to the population, which in & # 39; countries like the United States are available to anyone who wants to take test & # 39; quickly.
He added that the reduction in costs of treatment would & # 39; & # 39 great help in, countries such as Mexico, where spending on treatment & # 39; HIV takes a third of the fund & # 39; the catastrophic costs & # 39; Seguro Popular.
"Public policies should be aimed at improving access to treatment and one option is to cut costs, make consolidated buying & # 39; drugs and allowing more drugs to reach Mexico", he said.
He explained that in & # 39; regions such as Africa, the treatment cost is & # 39; $ 100 a year, thanks to the fact that generic antiretroviral therapy is based on; while in Mexico the cost rises & # 39; for $ 2,000 because it is based on drugs & # 39; patents.
Sierra said that HIV patients in Mexico, in addition to the stigma and discrimination facing a system & # 39; adverse health treatment to follow.
"Unfortunately we have a fragmented health system and is very useful for people with diseases to be treated for life, sometimes the institutions are an obstacle to the necessary continuity in the treatment of HIV", he said.
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