HIV: Where and When to Perform Free Testing in Mendoza?

Saturday reminds us The World Day on HIV / AIDS awareness and Mendoza is afraid that in In recent years, the age of those who infected the virus has fallen.

That's the reason why Planning different activities which points to an early diagnosis.

HIV is a virus that destroys the immune system and AIDS is the final stage of infection, This distinction must be highlighted

These are some preliminary data on the disease in Mendoza. While final data are not, they are similar or slightly higher than last year. In the last year, 360 cases, almost one case per day, were diagnosed.

Since 1984 that the first case has so far been recorded there are 4,695 people infected with this virus. 1 419 AIDS patients and 783 deaths for related diseases.

Take into account

  • HIV is not transmitted: dressing, giving hands, kisses and caresses. In contact with sweat, saliva or tears. Using public toilets, glasses or cutlery, you also do not drink mate.
  • If HIV is transmitted: Sexual route (anal, vaginal, oral without protection), blood vessels (blood transfusion without analysis, shared use of the syringe, medication needles), perinatal route or from mother to child (from mother to HIV to her son during pregnancy, )

It should be noted that treatment has greatly improved over the years.

There are Argentina 120 thousand infectedOf these, 30% do not know their diagnosis, but this may be known by a blood sample. Therefore, information campaigns will be implemented.

Where to test

November 30

In hospitals: Centro, Lagomaggiore, Notti, José Néstor Lencinas, Chrabalowski, Diego Paroissien, Perrupato, Saporiti, Raffo, Illia, Scaravelli, Tagarelli, Schestakow, Argentinian nurses and university hospitals.

So also in Centers for prevention, counseling and testing that work all year round and that they will also be present today.

CePAT Health Center No. 76 Dr. Angel Persico in Palmira, San Martin
CePAT CIC 913, Colonia, Juin
CePAT Health Directorate, Las Heras and OSC Vida Infantil. He will conduct tests at Plaza Marcos Burgos in Las Heras.

At the National University of Cuyo:
9 to 13: Faculty of Medical Sciences: Counseling and Testing Office for HIV at CENMAD (Center for Adolescent Medicine) in front of the former Rector.
From 11 to 14: Student health, next to the university dining room.

Provincial Prison Mendoza:
The Almafuerte Complex (Luján de Cuyo).
Complex of young adults (city).

Guaymallén Community Program for HIV / AIDS:
From 10 to 13: Counseling and testing, joint action with nursing careers University Hospital, intended for the community.
From 10 to 13: On the esplanade The village of GuaymallénCondom and Graphics Distribution Stands and Multimedia Screen Placement.
Medikids Pediatric Medical Center (Rodriguez and Pueyrredon) from 8:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 21:00.

December 1st

Provincial AIDS Program, Social Work of Public Employees, Provincial Virus Hepatitis Program, Medical Faculty of the National University of Cuyo, Central Hospital, Lagomaggiore, Lencinas, Paroissiens, and Central Vaccination will be present Park San Martín, in front of Rosedale from 9:00 to 13:00.

Consultation and testing of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and placement of hepatitis B vaccine, accompanied by gambling and public gymnastics.

CePAT Directorate for Support and Primary Health Care of Mendoza. From the age of 18, he is in the Parque Central Fundación Rock and Life, Beginning 18, Paseo Alameda (in Córdoba and San Martín de Ciudad), counseling and testing, artistic interventions and information stands will be carried out.

The community program for HIV / AIDS, Guaymallén, from 17 to 21, in Predio de la Virgen Counseling and testing will take place in people who come to this area.

December 3

CePAT from the Health Directorate of Godoy Cruz, in cooperation with the Department of Godoy's Ministry of Health, Social Development and Sports. On Tomás Godoy Cruz Square from 9:00 to 13:00.

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