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Bariloche HIV is increasing among young people because they do not use condoms



"New things are worrying." In this way, the Ramón Carrillo Hospital's Sexual Health Care Team referred to recent statistics.

In 2017, Río Negro recorded 156 new HIV cases; as long as Bariloche had 23 new registrations this year.

"This number is very significant, but not only HIV but also syphilis, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases. Most of the infections are sexually transmitted," said Gabriela Vazquez, veterinarian of the sexual health group.

Saturday is the World AIDS Day, celebrated 30 years ago.

Persons under the age of 30 are most affected and the ratio of men to women is 2.3 to 1; that is, every two men with HIV are a woman with a virus.

Doctor Clara Lettier, a family doctor, added: "We are mainly concerned with the misuse or misuse of condoms delivered at no cost to hospitals and health centers, all due to lack of information and lack of work in schools."

It is estimated that the country has a virus of 122 thousand people, although 30% do not know it. Of the total number of people who know their diagnosis, 81% are treated.

In view of the large lack of awareness of the diagnosis, a new campaign was launched to uncover new cases in the Emmaus group for homeless people, Sanctions 3 and the hospital's central laboratory.

Bariloche is currently treated by 200 patients.

The Sexual Health Bureau operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from. 13.30 to 16, without change, with consultations and medical assistance. This year, the team performed 200 quick checks in various campaigns, with the exception of all extracts that were made in other consulting contexts.

Bariloche hospital experts said that patients are usually "asymptomatic because they have had some risk behaviors and they want to consult."

According to the Epidemiological Bulletin, published by the Directorate for AIDS and ETS of the National Health Ministry, 35% of HIV diagnoses are believed to be belated, that is, they are carried out at a progressive stage of infection, when the virus has already weakened the body's protection.

Today's motto

"Know Your Country" is the motto that celebrates the World AIDS Day this year.

According to Onuside, three out of every four people living with HIV know their serological condition. "However, according to the latest report, there is still a long way to go, and this is a way for people living with HIV who do not know their status and to ensure that they have access to help and quality prevention," said the organization.

"The misuse or non-use of condoms supplied free of charge is directly related to the lack of information."

Clara Lettieri, family doctor at the Ramón Carrillo Hospital.

HIV was discovered this year in Bariloche. The number of sexually transmitted diseases is high.


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