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Rapid HIV Testing in Matamoros for Central American Migrants

If migrants from Central America reach this border, the Capasits will conduct the sexual transmission tests for anyone who wants to be diagnosed, said unit director Carlos Alberto Carrillo Garza.

By: Isabel Rendn

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 12:33

The Ambulatory Center for the Prevention and Care of Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections (Capasits) offers rapid evidence in case Central American migrants reach this border

Author: Isabel Rendn


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Matamoros, Tamaulipas.- The Ambulatory Center for Prevention and Assistance in AIDS and Sexually Transmissible Infections (Capasits) will offer rapid tests if migrants from Central America reach this border; said the director of the Health Sector Unit, Carlos Alberto Carrillo Garza.

He also stated that syphilis and sexually transmitted diseases, as rates of these diseases and specifically HIV are highest in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, while rates in Mexico are half of them.

Because of the above, perhaps within these caravans of Central American migrants there are people who want to diagnose and remember that these tests are at the patient's request, voluntary and confidential.

He mentioned that they will perform the function of offering them and will keep an eye on the people who choose to do them.

On the other hand, he said that weeks ago, when people from Cuba, Africa and some places abroad visited the migrant's home, they had an intervention with people who came to Mexico with treatment and who came migrating across the Atlantic Ocean and everything that was South America.

In that sense, Carrillo Garza pointed out that Mexico has a rule that governs us and where we have the obligation to offer the medicine to anyone, as long as their stay in immigration is normalized and legal in the next 60 or 90 days.

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