Currently in our country there is a gap of 25 thousand people who do not know that they have HIV, so it is urgently necessary to pass a test in order for them to be diagnosed.
This serious situation has warned health authorities that have just launched a campaign to inform people about the virus.
However, the new site, launched by the Ministry of Health, has received much criticism, since it is believed that it has a “police” tone.
In the video, which begins with frightening music, you can see the faces of different people who may have HIV, and the challenge is to find out which of them has the virus, and this is impossible. That is why the message that you are doing the exam.
This was criticized by activists who considered the campaign “persecution” of people with HIV.
See the campaign here:
@ministeriosalud represents the HIV / AIDS prevention campaign in the police and investigation format. He is not suitable for a quick test, but he uses (abuses) the faces of people, some of whom are HIV, setting a terrible task: "You have 10 seconds to detect it." Best times? pic.twitter.com/ONKpsNxcMW
– Victor Hugo Robles (@elchedelosgays) December 30, 2018
See here for reactions:
Chasing people is called this campaign. Zero sex education !!!!
– Claudia Dides ? (@ClaudiaDides) December 30, 2018
Looks like a witch hunt.
– Maria Luz Fco (@magusiki) December 30, 2018
Bad, definitely bad. This is not a detective novel, this is real life. The test should be presented as a friendly and affordable alternative for the entire population, as a path that serves us all and calls for collective responsibility for prevention.
– Adriana Gomez (@AdrianaEGomez) December 30, 2018
But a person with HIV should not be treated like delicacies or suspected criminals who are trying to harm you with the weapon of AIDS.
Your government was wrong.
I tell you from the political center
– Rodrigo Chandia (@Rodchandia) December 30, 2018
Frightening. It looks like a police trailer and does not allow us to get tested. Instead of approaching a much needed opportunity, eventually turning an object into something that has nothing to do with us, this would not have happened to us. Pure negligence!
– Aloysius (@AloysiusLeopold) December 30, 2018
The campaign tone is pitiable. A terrible format that is designed to identify criminals as more than a test encouragement – people living with HIV live with us. Color, music, everything points to horror and stigma.
– Esteban Arevalo Dias (@estebanarevalod) December 30, 2018
From ignorance to terror!
– Huani Ojeda ? Happy 2019 ?????? (@inticitaojeda) December 30, 2018