An interdisciplinary team will work with citizens on issues of thinking and preventing the disease.
With an open radio community and a press conference, the Ministry of Health and CSOs promoted the right to free, voluntary and trusted access to the HIV test and announced the activities to commemorate the World HIV Day Response Day today. , On December 1, at Plaza Libertad from 6.30 pm, where there will be widespread participation of each other in the provincial government and General Directorate for Preventive Medicine under Dr. Aldo Gavikola.
Under the slogan "Get to know your status, take the HIV test", the conference took part in the referral of the Provincial HIV / AIDS Program and complement the Universal Health Coverage, Dr. Lucia Abdullayad; Hugo Figueroa, Secretary of Human Rights; Dr. Gomez, from the Office for Inclusive Hospital in Independence; Dr. Moran, Head of the Chagas Laboratory and Louisa Pas, a representative of the Divas (Valiente Santiague Diversity) and the Association of Transvestite, Transgender and Transgender of Argentina (Attta) and special guests. At the conference, the importance of 1 December was emphasized "because it gives us the opportunity to think that this infection, which is an epidemic for 30 years, can be prevented." Authorities urged the community to go to clinics, health centers, hospitals, laboratories and ask for an HIV test. The analysis is free, confidential and voluntary.
Secretary Hugo Figueroa expressed the commitment of the Human Rights Secretariat, which is accompanying this fight to protect the rights of all citizens, bearing in mind that people with HIV must have access to work, health and healthy feeding. It is therefore important that the state is present through the Ministry of Health and other agencies. "
Louisa Paz gave a clear message and called for joining the activities scheduled for today, tomorrow, and Sunday. "We want the province to have no stigma and discrimination, and we must think that we are all vulnerable to this problem and we must stop it. Health centers are available for anyone who wants to get to know his serology."
He also asked "tomorrow Saturday (today), which is a great event at 18:30 in Plaza Libertad, where we will talk about HIV in Santiago del Estero and will hold a master class, and then follow a music festival at 9 am. On Sunday (morning) there will be a meeting with people living with HIV to share and discuss the situation they are in, "he said.
One day to remember
It is worth remembering that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the first World HIV / AIDS Day in defense of universal access to vital services for the treatment and prevention of HIV. It is a day to remind millions of people who died of AIDS-related illness, many of whom died because they did not have access to HIV-related services because of the stigma, discrimination or criminalization of key population groups.
If people do not know their HIV status, those living with HIV can not start treatment, and those who are HIV negative can not acquire the knowledge and skills they need to continue on that path.
According to reports by the nation's health ministry, the specific mortality rate from AIDS in Argentina has declined progressively since 1997, with the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (Targa).
However, between 2005 and 2012, the rate showed stagnation, and even between 2012 and 2013, a slight increase of 3.2 to 3.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (self-prepared data based on Vital Statistics: Basic Information 2012, Department of Health Statistics and Information). Currently, about 1,400 people die each year of AIDS. Since 2005, reporting rates for HIV infection and AIDS cases have remained stable. New cases of HIV and specific deaths are currently concentrated in our country's large urban agglomerates. Of the 5,500 new diagnoses reported in 2010, 35% correspond to residents of Buenos Aires.
Yesterday, from 19.30, films related to the topic were screened at the House of Diversity, in order to promote a debate on AIDS awareness and the need to adopt effective preventive methods.