The test will be available for free throughout January and February throughout the country. Search the authorized commune sites.
The Ministry of Health launched the summer campaign to prevent the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which during January and February will be carried out in extramural modality and free of charge.
"Rapid HIV Test Summer 2019" is proposed after the increase of Chileans with HIV in recent years. In April 2018, the immunologist and director of the HIV Clinic at the University of Chile's Hospital das Clínicas-Alejandro Afani- revealed that a total of 5,816 cases of HIV AIDS were detected in our country during 2017, which exceeds in 96% the 2,968 cases detected in 2010.
"There are very important data to face this challenge that we have as a country, HIV has increased in the last ten years, but is now a chronic disease that can be prevented. And this is what we are doing, especially sensitizing young people. HIV does not kill, but what kills is not knowing that it has. There are many lives at risk and that is why we urge everyone to take up this challenge. The focus is on protecting our young people with generosity and height of visionSo in just two and a half months there were 24,000 Quick Tests, and we found that it took us to save 220 lives"said Health Minister Emilio Santelices in the launch of the prevention plan.
Deputy Secretary for Assistance Networks, Luis Castillo, added that "The Quick Test is installed in 99% of the communes and 96% of the Primary Care Centers in the country. This means that from Arica to Magalhães almost everywhere there are possibilities to perform this test. We invite people to even take advantage of this vacation to get the Quick Test for free"
Check below the addresses of all places where you can access the exam:
Region of Arica and Parinacota
Region of Tarapacá
Region of Antofagasta
Region of Atacama
Region of Coquimbo
Region of Valparaiso
Region of Libertador Bernardo O & # 39; Higgins