As part of the activities for the World Day of Response to HIV / AIDS, of the Ministry of Public Health and through different effectors, Actions to prevent and diagnose infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continue to be developed throughout the province.
- In the capital, on Monday, the 26th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., there will be a quick test at PRO Mujer Salta, in Jujuy, 215.
- On Tuesday 27, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Health Center No. 5, in the neighborhood of El Pilar.
- On Wednesday 28, from 9 to 12.30, at the Health Center nº 28, in the neighborhood of San Antonio.
On Friday 30, from the age of 19, the oral presentation "30 Years of HIV in Salta", which reflects the first moments of the attention of the first one, will be presented at the Casa da Cultura through the human library modality. patient with HIV in our country.
This exhibition will be in charge of Public Health professionals with the support of the Higher Technician in Librarianship of the Institute of Higher Education nº 6001. Each participant will represent a chapter of the oral book that will tell the story of HIV in Salta.
On Saturday, December 1st, World AIDS Response Day, from 10 to 14, the HIV and Viral Hepatitis STD program will install a stand in the Four Centuries square of Salta.
There, information will be provided with the delivery of graphic material on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases prevention, and a rapid test will be conducted to detect the virus in the blood of all those who request it voluntarily.
On Monday 26th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., the Dr. Ramón Carrillo Hospital in Iruya will hold a workshop on information, prevention and rapid tests.
On Friday 30, the prevention and diagnosis activities will be developed at the Hospital Vicente Arroyabe, Pichanal, between 8 and 18 years. In the central square of Cachi, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At the Hospital San Roque, Embarcación, from 9am to 12:30 p.m. In the cultural hall of El Galpón, from 9 to 12.30. In the Plaza de Guachipas, from 9 to 12.30. In the Plaza de Aguaray, from 9 to 12.30. In the Plaza de Chicoana, from 9 to 12.30.
In La Caldera, on Saturday, December 1, between 4 and 7 at night, there will be an artistic festival with field trials at Club Deportivo Jardín.
About the test
The diagnostic test is voluntary, free and confidential. It consists of taking a small sample of blood that is obtained from a puncture in the yolk of a finger and placing it on a test strip, which in a few minutes gives a presumptive result.
To perform the test, it is not necessary to be in full fasting, just do not consume fatty foods two hours before collecting the blood sample.
People diagnosed as HIV-positive can access free controls and treatments, both through public health services and social assistance coverage, in accordance with national legislation in force.
The main route of transmission of HIV and other hemotransmissible infections is sexual. Almost 100% of people of both sexes with HIV contracted the infection during unprotected intercourse, so it is advisable to always use a condom, which in addition to protecting against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, prevents unwanted pregnancies. .
In hospitals and health centers, you can access free condoms as well as information related to other prevention measures.