Tuesday , May 11 2021

AIDS Foundation Mool Warnings increased by 105% in new cases of HIV in Maule



AIDS Foundation Mool Warnings increased by 105% in new cases of HIV in Maule

The rise in HIV in the country is a matter of concern to authorities and organizations that group patients living with this disease, after the Public Health Institute confirmed that 5,206 new HIV cases were registered from January to September this year, an increase of 21% in compared to the same period in 2017, when 4 304 cases were registered. With this data, the Ministry of Health officials say that by the end of the year there will be between 6,500 and 7,000 new notifications, which will generate an increase in the last eight years over 100%. As a young, between 15 and 25 years old, the age group is more growth.
Regarding this reality, Executive Director of the Sida Mouell Foundation Michael Diaz said that "civil society has warned this serious situation for more than three years, yet the ministerial authority has not taken specific measures to remove this situation. What worries us is because we have surpassed the boundary of what is acceptable, it is very serious that Chile is in the 10 countries with the largest increase in the world. "
"Our region in 2010 registered 66 cases, which increased to 126 in 2017. This figure is widely exceeded in 2018, given that 140 reported cases have been reported. We are undoubtedly in error, it is not the best scenario, he surpassed the 105% rise in 2010 to date, so it is urgent to move ahead in a more accessible approach and a more invasive intervention strategy, explained Maulino.


Source link