At present, there is a gap of 25,000 people in our country who do not know they have HIV, so it is urgent that people make the test so they can be diagnosed.
This serious situation warned health authorities that just launched a campaign to introduce people to the virus.
However, the new post announced by the Ministry of Health has caused a lot of criticism, as it is thought to have a "police" tone.
In a video that starts with frightening music, you can see the faces of different people who might have HIV, and the challenge is to discover who has a virus, a problem that's not possible. So the message is that you do the exam.
This was criticized by activists who considered the campaign to "persecute" people with HIV.
Take a look at the campaign here:
On @ministeriosalud is a campaign to prevent HIV / AIDS in a police and investigative format. It does not get close to a quick test, it uses (abuse) faces, some of them HIV, posing a daunting challenge: "You have 10 seconds to discover it." Better Times? pic.twitter.com/ONKpsNxcMW
– Victor Hugo Robles (@elchedelosgays) December 30, 2018
See here for the reactions:
The fight with people is called this campaign. Zero Sexual Education !!!!
– Claudia Didis ? (@ClaudiaDides) December 30, 2018
It looks like a witch hunt.
– Maria Luz Foko (@magusiki) December 30, 2018
Bad, definitely bad. It's not a detective novel but a real life. The test should be presented as a friendly and possible alternative for the entire population, as a path that serves us all and we call collective responsibility for prevention.
– Adriana Gomez (@AdrianaEGomez) December 30, 2018
But a person with HIV can not be treated as Delicuentes or suspected criminals who want to harm you with AIDS weapons.
Your government was wrong.
I am informing you of the Political Center
– Rodrigo Chandia (@Rodchandia) December 30, 2018
Frightening Looks like a police trailer and prevents us from testing. Instead of getting closer to that necessary opportunity, ending the turning of the subject as something that has nothing to do with us, it will not happen to us. Pure neglect!
– Aloysius (@AloysiusLeopold) December 30, 2018
The tone of the campaign is unfortunate. A frightening format that, more than encouraging the test, is called to identify as criminals, people living with HIV live with us. Paint, music, everything points to terror and stigma.
– Esteban Arévalo Díaz (@stebanarevalod) December 30, 2018
From ignorance to terror!
– Huani Ojeda ? Happy 2019 ?????? (@inticitaojeda) December 30, 2018