Screening tests are the biggest challenge that experts undertake to eliminate the virus.
LIC Jonathan Melendez of NeoMed, with Representative Edwin Figueroa of the House of Representatives, Dr. Angels Rodriguez, infectious disease specialist and former state epidemiologist, Dr. Barbara Rosado, gastroenterologist and hepatologist, Dr. Jose Rivera, Hepatologist Hospital affiliated with Oxilio Mutuo, Dr. Humberto Giot, President of the Puerto Rico Infectious Diseases Society (SEIPR), Dr. Vanta Torres, infectious disease specialist, and Lilium Rodriguez, Executive Director of VOCES. Photo: Enid Salgado, photographer. Journal of Medicine and Public Health.
This Thursday, World Day Against . within the framework of Hepatitis c, Medical officials gathered to discuss the challenges and achievements of the community bringing attention to the hundreds of Puerto Ricans who suffer from the condition.
It is important to add that Puerto Rico has a prevalence of 2.3% of the population, indicating that Puerto Rico has a significant number of patients infected with hepatitis C, unlike the United States, where the prevalence is slightly higher, according to experts.
Experts agree that what is important is that all agencies involved continue to work to provide options in diagnosis, treatment and education.
Recognition of the work of professionals
To recognize various medical and civic personalities working for the benefit of patients With hepatitis C, Senate officials in voice, Ruben Soto, chairman of the Senate Health Commission of Puerto Rico, and House of Representatives Representative Edwin Figueroa delivered the motions approved and approved upper and lower house,
In this sense, Rubén Soto, chairman of the Puerto Rico Senate Health Commission, congratulated the doctors and people caring for this population.
The personalities who received his offer were:
Screening Tests: The Public Health Challenge in Puerto Rico
This recognition was given within the framework of an event organized by the Journal of Medicine and Public Health, where these experts, along with their colleagues, presented the country’s achievements so far, including greater integration and attention. patients,
As well as the challenges of screening for the benefit of the population, who should have more and better access to tests and medicines. A fact highlighted by Mrs Marta Sanchez, Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, who said that hepatitis c virus It is not only linked to liver cancer, but also to other head and neck cancer,
“The experiences we’ve seen patients This allows us to work on public policies, because we understand that screening tests for diagnosis and treatment require greater strength,” he said.
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