Since 1988 United Nations agencies, governments and civil society meet every December 1 to move forward in certain areas related to the fight against AIDS. On their 30th anniversary, they have made important progress in responding to the virus and, today, three out of every four people living with HIV know their serological status.
Víctor Bittar, head of the AIDS Provincial Program, said that In the last year, there have been 360 new cases, that is, one patient per day (from Monday to Friday) has reported the illness, which keeps the stable figure for the last 5 years .
"We have been in a plateau for years, but the unfortunate thing is that the figures do not decrease, they are still the same. Preventive measures that are in the province are important, but we must continue to work and raise awareness," he said. the specialist said.
Discrimination is another issue to be resolved. From the Delegation of INADI to Mendoza, they explained that In the province, cases of discrimination towards people living with HIV / AIDS are about 6% of all the consultations and complaints received during this year.
"To keep this figure, the comparison with previous years would not lead to significant differences, but they continue to exist," said Daniel Di Giuseppe, the head of the Delegation, who added: "The main area where they have Developing discriminatory acts towards people living with HIV / AIDS has been the work, followed by the public and private health field. "
People who have heard this type of action can approach the Delegation of INADI in Mendoza on Calle Peltier 50, local 3, City of Mendoza or communicate from Monday to Friday from 8 to 16 to 4,243,182.
Activities to take into account
There are many activities that will take place this year to commemorate the World Day for Responding to HIV / AIDS, They will be held this Friday and consists of a campaign organized by the Provincial Program of AIDS in all hospitals and health centers where condoms will be delivered and tests will be carried out.
In addition, on Saturday, at the General San Martin Park, a free counseling and testing site for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C will be proposed, placing the Hepatitis B vaccine for all / the one that wishes to take the test and / or obtain information or advice. This activity will take place before the Rosedal from 9 to 13.30.
Also during the day there will be games referring to thematic and public classes of gymnastics.