The provincial government, the Municipality of & # 39; Corrientes and Fund Aids Healthcare conducted over 5000 free and confidential test this year, with the aim of achieving an early HIV detection / AIDS. F & # 39; this sense, the Secretary of Health of the municipality, Arturo Sandoval, highlighted the work in & # 39; this field and stressed the importance of control.
In the framework of the signing of the agreement & # 39; this foundation, Vice President Emilio Lanari said: "We have over 5,000 cases tested in the & # 39; now this year, with a positive prevalence & # 39 ; 1%. There are many people found to have HIV b & # 39; these controls, to whom we offer system & # 39; containment, support and connection with the health system to guarantee their treatment. "
F & # 39; this it should be noted that the agreement is in the framework of the project "Prevention of HIV, viral hepatitis and ITS" will seek to establish mechanisms, bases, policies, actions and commitments between the municipality and the foundation to expand the early detection and treatment of & # 39; HIV / AIDS, infections & # 39; Sexual transmission (ITS) among vulnerable populations.
Regarding the agreement, the scientific director for Latin America and the Caribbean & # 39; AHF and the Argentina branch coordinator, Miguel Pedrola, remarked that "it is important to achieve the objectives that we all in public health: living with HIV, to ensure good quality & # 39; care and treatment, f & # 39; frame without discrimination or stigmatization. "
At the same time, stressed that "today the World Health Organization (WHO) states that people should be treated as soon & # 39; as possible, less than seven days prior to diagnosis. This allows treatment effective to ensure that there is no detection of the virus in the blood. Today we know that patients & # 39; undetectable & # 39; do not transmit HIV. This is essential to reduce infections. "
"We have been working for several months with the foundation. We were in Plaza Cabral, Torrent and other strategic points. Some time ago we inkorporajna f & # 39; operating, giving good results because a significant percentage of & # 39; people who do not know living with HIV, "said Sandoval El Litoral and said f & # 39; December will do the same work" fixed in primary health care centers ".
On the other hand, they reported that within the framework of the World Day of fight against AIDS, which is commemorated each following month month, the Municipality will maintain day & # 39; awareness with & # 39; local associations, Faculty of Medicine of the National University of the Northeast unne) and the provincial government.
F & # 39; this context, they recalled that in & # 39; any health operation with the Ministry of Public Health, the municipality provides rapid tests where results are obtained ten minutes following a small blood sample b & # 39; prick in the finger & # 39 ;. The test is confidential and voluntary.