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HIV: Where and when to conduct free testing in Mendoza?

Saturday marks World HIV / AIDS Day and Mendoza fears that in In recent years, the age of those who infect the virus has decreased.

That's why They plan various activities. This indicates an early diagnosis.

HIV is a virus that destroys the immune system and AIDS – the final stage of infectionThis difference should be highlighted

These are some preliminary data on the disease in Mendoza. Although they are not final data, they are similar or slightly higher than last year. Last year, 360 cases were diagnosed, almost one case per day.

Since 1984 that the first case was recorded so far The virus is infected 4,695 people. 1,419 showed AIDS and 783 deaths for related diseases.

Take into account

  • HIV is not transmitted: giving hugs, handshakes, kisses and caresses. Contact with sweat, saliva or tears. Use of public toilets, glasses or cutlery, and not a drinking assistant.
  • If HIV is transmitted: Sex route (anal, vaginal, oral without protection), blood route (blood transfusion without analysis, syringe sharing, needles with drugs), the perinatal route or from mother to child (from mother with HIV to her son during pregnancy, birth or breast-feeding)

It should be noted that in recent years, treatment has improved markedly.

In Argentina there is 120 thousand infectedOf these, 30% do not know their diagnosis, but it can be known by the blood sample. That is why awareness campaigns will be conducted.

Where to test

November 30th

In hospitals: Central, Lagomaggiore, Notti, José Nestor Lensinas, Chrabalovski, Diego Paroisen, Perupato, Saporiti, Raffo, Illia, Scaravelli, Tagarelli, Shestokov, Argentine nurses and the university hospital.

Also in All year round prevention, counseling and testing centers and that they will also be present on this day.

CePAT Health Center No. 76 Dr. Angel Persico in Palmyra, San martin
CePAT CIC 913, Colony, Junin
CePAT of the Department of Health, the municipality of Las Heras and OSC Vida Infantil. He will carry out tests on the square Marcos-Burgos in Las Geras.

At the National University of Cuyo:
9-13: Faculty of Medical Sciences: HIV counseling and testing, at CENMAD (Center for Adolescent Medicine) in front of the former Rector.
From 11 to 14: Student health, next to the university canteen.

Mendoza Provincial Prison:
Almafuerte Complex (Luján de Cuyo).
The complex of young adults (city).

Guaymallén Municipal HIV / AIDS Program:
10 to 13: Conducting counseling and testing, joint actions with a nursing career University Hospitalintended for the community.
10 to 13: On the esplanade Municipality of Guaymallén, Stands with the distribution of condoms and graphic material and placement of a multimedia screen.
Medical Medical Center Medikids (Rodriguez and Puyrered), from 8:00 to 1:00 and from 4:00 to 9:00.

December 1st

The provincial AIDS program, the social work of civil servants, the provincial program for viral hepatitis, the faculty of medical sciences of the National University of Cuyo, central hospitals, Lagomaggiore, Lensinas, Paroissiens, and Central Vaccination will be present in Park San Martin, opposite Rozdal, from 9 to 13 in the evening.

Counseling and testing for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and the placement of a hepatitis B vaccine, accompanied by games on the subject and public exercises in gymnastics.

CePAT Office of Promotion and Primary Health Care Municipality of Mendoza. Starting from 18, at the Central Fund Parque Rock and life, Starting at 18, Paseo Alameda (in Cordoba and San Martin de Ciudad) will conduct consultations and testing, art events and an information stand.

Municipal HIV / AIDS Program, Guaymallén from 17 to 21, in Predio de la Virgen Consultations and testing will be made for people who come to this space.

December 3

CePAT Godoy-Kruz Municipal Health Department together with the Godoy Department of the Ministry of Health, Social Development and Sport. On the departmental square Tomas Godoy-Cruz, from 9 to 13 in the evening.

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