"The new cases are alarming." In this way, the Sexual Health Team of the Ramon Carrillo Hospital referred to the latest statistics.
In 2017, Rio Negro registered 156 new cases of HIV; During the year alone in Bariloche, there were 23 new registrations.
"The number is very significant, but not only HIV, but also syphilis, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases." Most of these infections were sexually transmitted, "said Gabriella Vazquez, a sexually-veterinarian veterinarian.
Saturday is World Aids Day, a 30-day day set.
Those under 30 are the most affected and the male / female ratio is 2.3-1; This is, for every two people with HIV, there is a woman with the virus.
Clara Lettieri, General Practitioner, added: "We attach it basically to the misuse – or reasonably non-use – of the condom that is free of the charge in the hospital and health centers.This is linked to the lack of information, Lack of work in schools. "
It is estimated that 122,000 people have the virus in the country, though 30% do not know it. Of the total number of people who know their diagnosis, 81% are in treatment.
In view of the great ignorance of the diagnosis, a new campaign was launched to detect new cases in the Emus Group – destined for homeless people – in the penal 3 and in the hospital's central laboratory.
In Bariloche, there are 200 patients under treatment.
The Sexual Health Office operates on Tuesday and Thursday from 13.30 to 16, without shift, with counseling and medical attention. Throughout the year, the team has conducted 200 rapid tests in various campaigns, besides all the extractions made in other contexts of consultation.
The Bariloche hospital professionals say that in general, patients are "asymptomatically because they have some risk behavior and want to consult."
According to the epidemiological bulletin, which is published by the Director of AIDS and ETS of the Ministry of Health of the National Union, 35% of HIV diagnoses are late, which is, they are done in an advanced stage of infection When the virus has weakened the body's defenses.
This year's motto
"Know Your State" is the motto under which world AIDS Day is celebrated this year.
According to Onusida, three of the leaders living with HIV are their serotostus. "However, as the last report shows, it is still a long way to go, and this way is to reach people with living who do not know their status and to ensure that they have access to services and quality prevention," said Organization.
"The misuse or non-use of free condoms is directly linked to the lack of information."
Clara Lettieri, General Practitioner at Ramon Carrillo Hospital.
HIV was detected this year at Bariloche. The number of sexually transmitted diseases is high.