Friday, January 27, 2023

BCS Health Secretary organizes HIV Testing Day

Within the framework of the efforts made by the current state administration for the early detection of sexually transmitted diseases Baja California Sur Ministry of Health developed a day of Application of rapid testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Manuel Marquez de Leon neighborhood of the city of La Paz,

The activity took place in a park in this populous neighborhood of the state capital As part of an approach to health services for the most vulnerable sectors of society, so that with it the possibility of preserving or restoring their well-being, said Lilian Motelo Perez, in charge of the state HIV program.

This type of campaign is just as important Strengthens the identification of people who are carriers of this virus and allows the initiation of retroviral treatment which improves the life expectancy and quality of patients with the conditionThe doctor remarks establishing that those who lack all social security are sent to Outpatient Center for Prevention and Care of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (CAPASITS),

as well as during the day Rapid tests were conducted for Syphilis and Hepatitis C, keeping in mind that they are sexually transmitted infections that can be controlled and cured through treatments available in the health sector institutions in the unit.At the time the male condom was offered to people of reproductive age to prevent the occurrence of these conditions.

In these dialogues with citizens, Health workers stress the need to avoid risky practices such as having unprotected sex and sharing puncture materialHighlighting the recommendation that, in case of suspicion of infection with any of these diseases, go to the nearest health center and request a rapid test that can detect the presence of the pathogens between 18 and 90 days after exposure.

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