Minsal launches campaign of 60,000 HIV rapid tests



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The free initiative seeks to raise public awareness about the importance of virus detection at the time of its treatment, in addition to promoting prevention.

The Ministry of Health has launched the "HIV Summer 2019 Rapid Test" campaign, which aims to raise awareness among the population – especially young people – to detect the virus and treat it in time through a 15-minute confidential, free examination. The test does not require a medical order and will be implemented throughout the national territory, especially in spas and study houses during the enrollment period.

Once the test is performed, the results will be analyzed by the patient and by a health professional who will advise on the presentation of the virus. In addition, condoms and benefits of the National Youth Institute (INJUV) will be delivered.

In Santiago, today, will be held at the Central University (Metro Santa Isabel) from 9am to 6pm. On Sunday, the booth will be inside the Museum of Fine Arts, from 10am to 2pm. It is advised to arrive before the stipulated hours to obtain a number and guarantee the procedure.
As a reminder, the increase in HIV cases recorded between January and September 2018 resulted in an alarming number of 5,166 cases.

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