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Pharmacy chain will conduct free operation for detection and prevention of HIV

As part of HIV Prevention Month, smoked pharmacies in association with Durex, Cida Chili Corporation and Florida municipalitylaunched the #HazteElTestPaSerUn10 prevention campaign with an aim to assess 2,000 people for free and raise awareness about the risks of the disease.

initiative will be taken thursday 15 why friday the 16 in pharmacies located in December Lions 1160 and in of. La Florida 9497,

“During the first year of the pandemic, HIV diagnoses fell by 40%, as there were major difficulties in access to health resulting from imprisonment, preventing people with HIV from starting their treatment in time and transmitting the virus to third parties stopped,” said assistant manager of clinical services at Farmacias Ahumada, Magdalena Galars.

At the same time, Florida Mayor Rodolfo Carter called for awareness about the disease that has already affected 38.4 million people in the world.

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,In Chile, the HIV infection rate is four thousand new cases a year, so our call is to prevent, be responsible, use condoms and be well informed.“, he pointed.

And he added: “We invite you to take the test and we have a very special call for young Floridians and young people across the country: love freely, love whatever you choose, have fun, but Also take care of your health and be responsible with others. If you take care of yourself, you are protecting everyone’s life.”

According to UNAIDS, In Chile, 84,000 people are living with the disease and about 4,000 new patients are added every year.,

“Chile is one of the countries with the largest increase in new cases in the world and this is particularly so among young people aged 15 to 29, where the increase is more marked and more urgent prevention measures starting with testing is needed. There are at least 20,000 people living with HIV in the country who either do not know it or are not connected to care, risking your life and transmitting HIV to your sexual contacts. The mission is to treat the test positive and offer PrEP to test positive and test negative people at risk of acquiring HIV to make them non-infectious”, said the doctor. carlos beltranPresident of the Chilean AIDS Corporation.

Both sampling and distribution of results are done within a period of no more than 15 minutes and are completely private and confidential.

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