Since 1988, UN agencies, governments and civil society meet on December 1 to accelerate some areas related to the fight against AIDS. In its 30th anniversary, significant progress has been made in response to the virus, and up to now three out of four people living with HIV are familiar with their serostatus.
Víctor Bittar, head of the AIDS regional program, said In the past year, 360 new cases have been registered, ie, one patient daily (Monday to Friday) reported a disease, which means that a stable number has been maintained for the last 5 years.
"We have been on the plateau for years, but it is unfortunate that the numbers do not decrease, they remain the same. Preventive measures that were regulated in the province are important, but work and awareness must also be continued", mentioned specialist.
Discrimination is another point that needs to be solved. This was explained by the INADI delegation in Mendoza In the province, cases of discrimination against people living with HIV / AIDS account for around 6% of the total number of consultations and complaints received this year.
"If this figure is maintained, the comparison with previous years would not show significant differences, but it still exists," said Daniel Di Giuseppe, Head of Delegation, who added: "The main area in which discriminatory measures have been developed against people is life HIV / AIDS was a work followed by the health, both public and private. "
People who feel this kind of action can contact the INADI delegation in Mendoza on Peltier Street 50, the local 3, Mendoza City or communicate from Monday to Friday from 8 to 16 to 4243182.
Activities to be considered
This year, many activities are taking place in relation to the global response to HIV / AIDS, one of them will be held on Friday and will consist of a campaign organized by the Provincial AIDS Program in all hospitals and health centers where condoms and tests will be delivered.
In addition, on Saturday, in San Martín General Park, a free counseling and testing area will offer HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, vaccination against hepatitis B for anyone who wants to test and / or receive information or advice. This activity will take place in front of Rosedale from 9 to 13.30.
Also during the course of the day, the games will be related to the theme and public classes of gymnastics.