Since 1988, UN agencies, governments and civil society have met on a yearly basis to promote specific areas related to the fight against AIDS. At its 30th anniversary, significant progress has been made in responding to the virus, and so far, three out of every four people living with HIV are aware of their serological condition.
The Regional AIDS Program Director, Viter Battar, said that Last year 360 new cases were registered, ie one patient per day (Monday to Friday) reported this disease, which means that a stable figure has been maintained over the last five years.
"For many years, we are on the plateau, but regretting the fact that the numbers are not diminishing, they remain unchanged. It is important that preventive measures are organized in the province, but it is also necessary to continue to work and raise awareness", said a specialist.
Discrimination is another issue that needs to be addressed. They explained it from the INADI delegation to Mendoza In the province, discrimination cases of people living with HIV / AIDS account for 6% of the total number of counseling and complaints received this year.
"If this figure is maintained, the comparison with previous years will not show significant differences, but they still exist," said the head of delegation, Daniel Di Giuseppe, adding: "The main area where discriminatory acts against people living with HIV / AIDS are drawn up is work , followed by both public and private sector health. "
People who have experienced this type of behavior can turn to the INADI Delegation at Mendoza, Peltier Street 50, locally at Mendoza 3, or contact Monday through Friday from 8 to 16 to 4243182.
Actions to take into account
This year, many activities will be held to celebrate the World AIDS Response Day, one of them will be held this Friday and will consist of a campaign organized by the Provincial AIDS Program in all hospitals and health centers where condoms will be delivered and tests will be carried out.
In addition, on Saturday, the San Francisco General Park will offer a place for free consultation and HIV testing, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and vaccination against hepatitis B for anyone who wants to try and / or receive information or advice. This action will be taken in front of Rosedal from. 9 to 13.30.
Also during the day there will be theme-related games and gymnastic public activities.