Oaxaca de Juárez, November 10. Oaxaca Medical Services (SSO) call pregnant women to quickly detect a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) virus every two months in the health centers and hospitals in the facility to identify and avoid the vertical transmission of the newborn.The Director of Preventive and Promoting the Health of the SSO, María del Pilar Nava Ramírez, said the unit strengthened an examination that could detect early pregnancy anomalies associated with the theme of "The strategy for preventing vertical transmission of HIV and Syphilis"
Therefore, in the six sanitary courts of the country, 57 thousand 711 screening trials were diagnosed for these diseases.
He stated that this test was performed free of charge in order to prevent a child from being born with a virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
"The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of diagnosing each pregnant woman, because if the presence of the infection is detected in a timely manner, measures are taken to prevent the baby from acquiring the virus," Nava said. Ramírez.
She mentioned that if the test is positive, she will immediately be alerted to the Ambulatory Center for Prevention and Treatment of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (CAPASITS) in order to receive appropriate treatment and thus reduce the risk of transmission.
The director stated that up to now 11 cases of pregnant women who have been tested positively, who are already in treatment in CAPASITY of the country, have been reported this year.
Finally, he stressed that the Minister of Health, Donato Casas Escamilla, instructed to double efforts to promote better health in the mother and child binomial health through strategies of detection, timely diagnosis and early treatment.